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May 04, 2003

Elon to U.S. to challenge Bush vision

Hat tip to Agonist, and also for the comments upon this plan that appear in
Arutz Shevi Seems to me that the terror groups will reject any plan that tries to keep them from exterminating the State of Israel and that the Jordanians have enough Palestinians within their present borders to worry about and they would thus be unhappy with gaining still more. Here is a summing up (via Arutz Sheva)
Elon's plan offers what he calls "the genuine and original two-state solution," proposing that it encompass the full extent of Mandatory Palestine on both sides of the Jordan River. Its six points include the following:
* The Palestinian Authority will be dissolved;
* Israel will put a firm end to Palestinian terrorism by expelling terrorists, collecting weapons, and dismantling terror-hotbed refugee camps;
* The international community will recognize the Hashemite Kingdom as the sole representative of the Palestinians, and will help it economically as it absorbs a limited number of refugees;
* Israel will become sovereign over Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and the Arabs living there will be Jordanian citizens living under a form of autonomy to-be-determined;
* The exchange of Jewish and Arab populations begun in 1948 will be completed, and the international community will help rehabilitate the refugees in their new countries;
* Israel and Jordan-Palestine will declare the conflict ended and will work together as neighbors.

Arutz Sheva: This very conservative Israeli newspaper report on the information above states that Arabs cotinuing to live in Israel will be considered "Jordanian citizens living under a form of autonomy to-be-determined."