Resurrecting the "Jordanian Option"

(Jerusalem Report) Ehud Ya'ari - In closed forums, central figures from the Palestinian leadership have started talking about the need for Jordan to resume an active role in the West Bank, 16 years after the late King Hussein was forced to declare his kingdom's disengagement from its former possessions. Egyptian involvement in Gaza will constitute a precedent and a stamp of approval for Jordan to do the same in the West Bank. There is wide support for the vision of some form of a Jordanian-Palestinian confederation among the Palestinian population in the kingdom and even in certain circles of the Trans-Jordanian elite, including the Muslim Brotherhood.

2004-06-14 00:00:00

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