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Jordan’s Pretend King Wants To Fight Israel Over Annexation

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Jordan’s King is in a bind. Israel’s planned annexation of large areas of Judea and Samaria, which was illegally occupied by Jordan for 19 years between 1948 and 1967 will reveal what everyone who has read objective history knows – Jordan is Palestine.

King Abdullah and his clan of former light weight desert dwellers, travelled from Saudi Arabia and accepted rule over Eastern Palestine in 1921. Eastern Palestine had been a part of the British Mandate of Palestine and once it was handed over to the current King’s grandfather it changed names – first to Transjordan and then finally to Jordan.

About 80 percent of Jordan’s citizens or semi-citizens are “Palestinians.” However, his clan treats them as second class citizens. This is something he accuses Israel of over and over again.

So with annexation on the horizon, the King’s rule over Jordan or Palestine may be called into question. After all, if your country is really Palestine, then what are you doing there as king? Maybe it is the King of Jordan who is the real occupier after all.

Is He For Real?

Of course King Abdullah’s threats are also absurd since it is Israeli security forces who help protect him. He needs Israel way more than Israel needs him. Perhaps though, like his father did during the Six Day War he will also make a mistake and enter into a conflict against Israel.

More than likely, what we are witnessing is the beginning of the crumbling of his regime. After the “Palestinian” Arabs lose their potential state in Judea and Samaria, it should be assumed they will go after the low hanging fruit in Jordan.

I know I would.

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Dovid Mark
David Mark is the founder of Israel Rising and a featured columnist and contributor to Israel Unwired. He is both the Creative Director behind Pulse of Israel and serves as the Director of Outreach for Ateret Cohanim. He is known as a subject matter specialist on Israel, with specific focus on Jerusalem's Old City and the Holy Basin as well as Hebron and the surrounding areas. He has developed a strong network in Israel that includes government representatives, local activists, and indigenous rights leaders in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.