* “The truth is that Jordan is Palestine and Palestine is Jordan,” decreed by King Hussein of Jordan, in 1981.
* “Palestine is Jordan and Jordan is Palestine; there is only one land, with one history and one and the same fate,” Prince Hassan of the Jordanian National Assembly, February 2, 1970.
* “The Palestinians and Jordanians do not belong to different nationalities. They hold the same Jordanian passports, are Arabs and have the same Jordanian culture.” – Abdul Hamid Sharif, Prime Minister of Jordan, in 1980
* “There should be a kind of linkage because Jordanians and Palestinians are considered by the PLO as one people,” according to Farouk Kaddoumi, then head of the PLO Political Department, who gave the statement to Newsweek on March 14, 1977. Distinguished Arab-American Princeton University historian Philip Hitti testified before the Anglo-American Committee,
* “There is no such thing as ‘Palestine’ in history.” – according to Arab-American columnist Joseph Farah,
EARLY HISTORICAL FACTS:
There has never been such thing as Palestine. The Romans initially coined the phrase Palaestina to label various tribal bands of nomadic Philistines. At times, the areas they wandered was bordered by the Jordan River, and at times beyond. While the specific region east and west of the Jordan River has been occupied by Romans, then Islamic and Christian crusaders, then from 1200 AD on by the Ottoman Empire (Turkish) until the 9 months of the British mandate, there have ALWAYS (for 3700 years) been Jewish residents in the area west of the Jordan River and throughout the Arab Peninsula. The Jewish homeland has been referenced in the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Quran. In fact, Prophet Muhammad originally ordered Muslims to face Jerusalem (the “Jewish Holy Land”) when praying, because he hoped that doing so would help sway Jews to become Muslims. When they did not embrace him, he changed the prayer direction toward Mecca.
In fact, most of the Palestinian tribal nomads that settled along the Jordan River, (mostly on the East Bank), were forced out of Saudi Arabian territories during ethnic cleansing in Arabia by Islamic militants. That is why current day Palestinians are Arabs and are neither of the original Canaanite (Israeli homeland) nor Ottoman ancestry (neither of which is Arab).
FACTS ABOUT JORDAN:
* The current queen of Jordan is an Arab ‘Palestinian’.
* Approximately half of Jordan’s prime ministers since 1950 have been Arab ‘Palestinians’.
* Nearly 80% of the Jordanian people are Arab ‘Palestinians’.
* The majority of citizens residing in the capital of Amman are Arab ‘Palestinians’.
* Arab ‘Palestinians’ constitute not less than one half of the members of the armed forces, according to the late King Hussein, as broadcast on Amman Radio February 3, 1973.
* The majority of other security forces are Arab ‘Palestinians’.
* Jordan occupies 77% of the original Palestine Mandate (originally promised to the Jewish people). The population density of Jordan is less than 61 people per square mile leaving lots of room to absorb many more of their brethren and cousins.
* While critics of Israel are quick to point out that “Palestinians” were pushed out of Israel following the 1948 war in which 9 Arab nations attack Israel unprovoked, they neglect to mention that Arab nations violently evicted three times as many Jews from Arab states to help create the current day country of Israel. They also fail to mention that these same Arab states have systematically oppressed the “Palestinian” refugees for decades, creating a whole generation of abused second class citizens in an effort to maintain the Israeli conflict. In fact, after the Gulf War, Kuwait violently evicted 350,000 Palestinians, a number greater than the Arab exodus from Israel following the 1948 war. Recent history is filled with atrocities committed against Palestinians by other Arabs in an effort to keep Palestinians in a perpetual state of refugee status.
* Keeping in mind that the main goal of various Islamic factions is the annihilation of Israel and worldwide genocide of all Jews, the declaration of Gaza and West Bank as the formal country of ‘Palestine’ will lead to greater suffering of the Palestinian people as they will be forced out of their homes and homelands in Arab nations in order to create a critically over populated territory within the confines of the very small territories that are currently being referred to as Palestine. The ensuing suffering would most certainly result in a civil war within Israeli borders, and provide an opportunity for Islamic militants to engage in the mass slaughtering of Jews – an atrocity motivated by Islamic texts and the prophecy of the “End of Days”, and Islamic Utopia.
* The greatest hope for peace in that area is to formalize Gaza and the West Bank as Israeli land and allow the Jordan River to be the formal dividing line between Israel and the rightful territory of Palestine, which is currently called Jordan. Jordan *is* the homeland of the Palestinians. Jordan *is* Palestine.