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Sen. Brownback: PA Idea Doesn't Work, Try Jordan Confederation
« on: February 19, 2008, 06:21:28 PM »
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/125313

by Gil Ronen and Shauna Naghi


(IsraelNN.com) Senator Sam Brownback (R – KS) gave a strongly pro-Israel speech at the Jerusalem Conference Tuesday, in which he advocated rethinking the idea of letting the PA administer itself. Instead, he suggested a confederation between the PA and Jordan, with the Arabs of Judea and Samaria enjoying limited self-rule. The current path to peace “isn’t working, wasn’t working, and will never work,” he said, drawing strong applause. 

The PA, said Brownback, is not capable of administering its own territory. "After 15 years, billions of dollars in aid, massive international attention and unlimited diplomatic support," he asked rhetorically, "what do the Palestinians have to show for it?"

"Nothing," he answered.

Putting Jordan in the equation
"If our leaders want to talk in terms of a two state solution, it's high time that we started thinking of Jordan as the second state in that equation," Brownback told the audience at the Jerusalem Hyatt Regency Hotel auditorium. He cited a 2007 poll in which 42% of Palestinians expressed support for the idea of a confederation.

The senator from Kansas opened his speech with a clear statement of support for Jerusalem as Israel's undivided capital. “A house long divided against itself cannot stand,” he said, echoing Abraham Lincoln. 

Brownback argued that keeping Jerusalem united not only helps hold Israel together, it helps protect the religions which hold Jerusalem to be holy. He spoke of the freedom with which his wife toured the holy sites during their visit to Jerusalem, and said that he was sure this would not have been possible under Arab-Muslim rule.

Giving Hamas a haven
The senator expressed his strong belief that the Palestinians cannot be given their own state because “it would be giving Hamas a haven… and we simply cannot afford to do that.”

Brownback said that a Palestinian-Jordanian confederacy would work because:
• Jordan is a country with good diplomatic ties with the international community
• It would halt talk of dividing Jerusalem, and because Jordan is largely a peaceful
'Jerusalem is off the table… It is the capital of Israel!'
country
• It would strengthen Israel’s defense and security situation.

He pointed out that Jordan fears falling into the same instability as Iraq is experiencing presently.  If the Palestinian problem were to get out of hand, he explained, this would be a very real threat.

The senator ended on a strong note. “It is up to us," he said, "to declare clearly and convincingly that Jerusalem is off the table… It is the capital of Israel!”

Video interview
Earlier in the day, Senator Brownback gave an exclusive interview to IsraelNationalNews. The interview can be seen here:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/125313

by Gil Ronen and Shauna Naghi


(IsraelNN.com) Senator Sam Brownback (R – KS) gave a strongly pro-Israel speech at the Jerusalem Conference Tuesday, in which he advocated rethinking the idea of letting the PA administer itself. Instead, he suggested a confederation between the PA and Jordan, with the Arabs of Judea and Samaria enjoying limited self-rule. The current path to peace “isn’t working, wasn’t working, and will never work,” he said, drawing strong applause. 

The PA, said Brownback, is not capable of administering its own territory. "After 15 years, billions of dollars in aid, massive international attention and unlimited diplomatic support," he asked rhetorically, "what do the Palestinians have to show for it?"

"Nothing," he answered.

Putting Jordan in the equation
"If our leaders want to talk in terms of a two state solution, it's high time that we started thinking of Jordan as the second state in that equation," Brownback told the audience at the Jerusalem Hyatt Regency Hotel auditorium. He cited a 2007 poll in which 42% of Palestinians expressed support for the idea of a confederation.

The senator from Kansas opened his speech with a clear statement of support for Jerusalem as Israel's undivided capital. “A house long divided against itself cannot stand,” he said, echoing Abraham Lincoln. 

Brownback argued that keeping Jerusalem united not only helps hold Israel together, it helps protect the religions which hold Jerusalem to be holy. He spoke of the freedom with which his wife toured the holy sites during their visit to Jerusalem, and said that he was sure this would not have been possible under Arab-Muslim rule.

Giving Hamas a haven
The senator expressed his strong belief that the Palestinians cannot be given their own state because “it would be giving Hamas a haven… and we simply cannot afford to do that.”

Brownback said that a Palestinian-Jordanian confederacy would work because:
• Jordan is a country with good diplomatic ties with the international community
• It would halt talk of dividing Jerusalem, and because Jordan is largely a peaceful
'Jerusalem is off the table… It is the capital of Israel!'
country
• It would strengthen Israel’s defense and security situation.

He pointed out that Jordan fears falling into the same instability as Iraq is experiencing presently.  If the Palestinian problem were to get out of hand, he explained, this would be a very real threat.

The senator ended on a strong note. “It is up to us," he said, "to declare clearly and convincingly that Jerusalem is off the table… It is the capital of Israel!”

Video interview
Earlier in the day, Senator Brownback gave an exclusive interview to IsraelNationalNews. The interview can be seen here:

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Re: Sen. Brownback: PA Idea Doesn't Work, Try Jordan Confederation
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008, 05:48:25 AM »
Already tried and failed before 1967. Next! 
Jeremiah 8:11-17

11 They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. Peace, peace, they say, when there is no peace.

12 Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when they are punished, says the LORD.

13 'I will take away their harvest, declares the LORD. There will be no grapes on the vine. There will be no figs on the tree, and their leaves will wither. What I have given them will be taken from them.'

14 Why are we sitting here? Gather together! Let us flee to the fortified cities and perish there! For the LORD our God has doomed us to perish and given us poisoned water to drink, because we have sinned against him.

15 We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing but there was only terror.

16 The snorting of the enemy's horses is heard from Dan; at the neighing of their stallions the whole land trembles. They have come to devour the land and everything in it, the city and all who live there.

17 See, I will send venomous snakes among you, vipers that cannot be charmed, and they will bite you, declares the LORD.

Love your Enemy
And Heap Burning Coals on his Head!!!
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Re: Sen. Brownback: PA Idea Doesn't Work, Try Jordan Confederation
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008, 02:06:58 PM »
This plan isn't dead if we get a leader who has morals. Benny Elon came up with the plan though it is not ideal it is better than what our trader leaders are suggesting
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