Mandate for Palestine - July 24, 1922

Mandate for Palestine - July 24, 1922
Jordan is 77% of former Palestine - Israel, the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza comprise 23%.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Jordanian, Jordanian-American leaders and intellectuals voice their support for King of Jordan

[Published 5 March 2014]

Ali Younes

The Arab Daily News

In an open letter addressed to King Abdullah II of Jordan, tens of leading Jordanian and Jordanian American leaders and intellectuals expressed their strong and unequivocal support for the statements the king made on February 23 when addressing the Jordanian position on the ongoing negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

During a palace meeting with senior Jordanian public officials King Abdullah II addressed the concerns of some people in Jordan that a political solution between Israel and the Palestinians might come at the expense of Jordan’s territorial and demographic integrity.

The King, assured his audience, however, that this is “ not true” blaming “certain few individuals and groups for spreading unfounded fears and rumors that have a destabilizing effect on the country. “Jordan is Jordan, and Palestine is Palestine “ said the King in his usually candid and conversational manner.

‘These people should be ashamed of themselves” he added , referring to those who spread the idea that Jordanian national interest will be compromised as a result of ending the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The public letter which was authored by American-based Jordanian cardiologist and political activist Wael Husami, expressed its full support for the King and for his emphasis on the Jordanian political rights and patriotic principles.

The letter was signed by several retired army generals, intellectuals, journalists, former ministers, current and former members of parliament and professionals.

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