TIMES OF ISRAEL
Jordan’s King Abdullah II lashed out on Sunday against domestic opponents arguing for Jordan to become the “alternative homeland” for the Palestinians.
“Jordan is Jordan and Palestine is Palestine, and nothing else, not in the past or the future,” Abdullah reportedly said, according to the official Jordanian news agency Petra.
Abdullah made the comments in a meeting with senior government officials, including Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, Senate President Abdelraouf al-Rawabdeh, House of Representatives Speaker Atef Tarawneh, senior members of the judiciary and others.
“We know how this issue has been surfacing [for the past] 15 years, or even more,” Abdullah said, and called talk of turning Jordan into a Palestinian state “sedition.”
“There are more important issues to focus on, especially with regards to political and economic reform,” Abdullah insisted, and issued a warning to those advocating a change in the identity of the state: “We know this group, and if this issue is repeated next year, we will declare who they are by name.”
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