Strategic cooperation with the Kingdom of Jordan

Israel, the US, and the international community will recognize the Kingdom of Jordan as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinians, and Jordan will again grant citizenship status to the residents of Judea and Samaria. The Palestinian Authority in Judea, Samaria and Gaza will no longer be recognized as a representative body, and all weapons will be collected from armed organizations.
Israel, the US, and the international community will invest in the long-term development of the Kingdom of Jordan to restore and strengthen its economy.
Israel and Jordan, together with Egypt, Turkey, and the US, will create a strategic organization to halt the Islamic axis based in Teheran, and to promote overall peace between Israel and the Arab countries.
The Palestinian Authority – an obstacle to peace and a danger to the entire region
The precedent of events following the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza teaches us that the Palestinian Authority provides an opening for Hamas to gain control and for the strengthening of Islamic fundamentalism. The violence emanating from Gaza is also likely to occur in Judea and Samaria and threaten the security of all the towns in the Sharon region, the Dan Bloc and Jerusalem.
However, the Palestinian Authority formed an obstacle to peace even in the absence of Hamas, and even when it announced the recognition of Israel. It:
  • Financed and sent suicide bombers to perpetrate horrible and cruel terrorist attacks against Israel.
  • Put enormous sums of money, contributed by various countries, into the pockets of its senior officials.
  • Educated a young generation towards hate, violence, and the negation of Israel's right to exist.
  • Represented a major link in the global terrorist networks.
A disappointment for Palestinians and Israelis
For Palestinian interests, the "state" they are talking about is of little value. It is at most an encircled puppet state that supplies cheap labor to the State of Israel. Such a dummy state will not reward its citizens with national pride, civil liberties or economic hope, and will offer no solution to the refugee problem.
Although politicians continue to talk about the "two states" solution, many people in the field and in academia already understand that there is no future for the Palestinian Authority and no point in the establishment of a Palestinian State in addition to the one already existing to the east of the Jordan River.
Jordan – A Palestinian state
"Two banks to the Jordan" is not just a political slogan; it is a historical and geographical fact. "The national home" that His Majesty's Government undertook to set up for the Jewish People as part of the Mandate included the entire territory of Eretz Israel (Palestine).
This Palestine was already partitioned into an Arab state and a Jewish State. The Arab-Palestinian state is Jordan that was established in 1922, when Britain awarded most of the area of the country to the Emir Abdullah. Most of Jordan's population is Palestinian, and originates on the west bank of the Jordan River
From refugees to citizens
In July 1988, in the wake of the first Intifada, King Hussein announced disengagement from "the West Bank". Following this disengagement, the Kingdom of Jordan revoked the citizenship of the residents of Judea and Samaria, and has left them with transit certificates of temporary validity only.
Today, however, in the light of the failure of the diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinians, and the understanding that a Palestinian State will not contribute to stability in the region, King Abdullah has also returned to the principles of Jordanian-Palestinian unification, and the "Jordanian option" has returned to the center of the map. Surveys held amongst the Arab population in Judea and Samaria indicate strong support for the return of Jordan to the picture.
According to the Israeli Initiative, and as part of the receipt of an international support package, the Hashemite Kingdom will again award citizenship to all Arabs living in Judea and Samaria. These citizens,even if they choose to continue to live in Israel, will enjoy national and political rights in Jordan.
King Hussein and Yitzchak Rabin. Photographer: Sa'ar Ya'akov, Government Press Office
What will Jordan gain from participation in the regional settlement?
The current regime in Jordan is friendly to Israel and basically pro-Western, but its stability is endangered, and it is threatened by the chaos existing in Iraq to the East, and by Palestinian nationalism from the West.
If a Palestinian State were to be established in the territories of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, it would threaten Jordan. Such a state is liable to form a starting point for "Greater Palestine" that would swallow up Jordan, overthrow the royal house, and turn the whole of Eretz Israel into a single Palestinian-Islamic state, free of Jews and heretics.
The dismantling of the Palestinian Authority will bring sighs of relief in Amman and will pave the way for a balance between emphasis of its Palestinian character and backing of the Hashemite regime, by means of American and Israeli guarantees.
A big push for the economy is an additional benefit for Jordan. Jordan's major problems are economic. The Israeli Initiative places emphasis on deepening economic cooperation and development of the valley of peace, and on setting Jordan on the path towards a promising economic future.
The danger of the Eastern Islamic Front
Teheran's threats and its approaching nuclear capability present a grave potential menace to Israel, and combine with the emerging chaos in Iraq and the strengthening of the pro-Iranian forces in Syria and Lebanon.
In the event of accumulation of strength by the extremist axis of Iran-Iraq-Syria, the first victim will be the Jordanian regime, and the next stage will be the conversion of Israel's eastern border that is currently quiet, into the most dangerous front.
The inclusion of Jordan in the solution of the Palestinian problem, and the economic support it would receive as part of this process, will enable it to survive and become a strong link in a strategic alliance designed to block Tehran.