Arab countries worried about having to naturalize their Palestinian “guests”
Assawsana (Jordan) reports that Jordan’s trade unions are worried that John Kerry’s frequent visits indicate that he intends to “liquidate the Palestinian cause at the expense of the people of Jordan and other Arab countries.”
The trade unions rejected “any solutions which threaten the security of the homeland and do not give Palestinians the right to return to their homeland in addition to compensation, ” stressing that the “right of return” is a sacred, legitimate right and may not be bargained or waived.
Is this because they love the Palestinians so much?
Oh, please. They say Kerry’s supposed plan is “not a conspiracy against Palestine and its cause, but a conspiracy against Jordan.”
Now, most Palestinians in Jordan are already Jordanian citizens, so what is the problem?
There are apparently two problems. One is that they don’t want even the Palestinian Jordanians to stay in Jordan – they want an excuse to send them over the river!
The other one they hint at: “Resettlement and naturalization could empty the West Bank of the population and this is part of the liquidation of the Palestinian issue.”
They are worried that if Arab countries tear up their existing bigoted laws discriminating against Palestinians and allowing them to become citizens, then the Palestinian Arabs in the West Bank might just decide they don’t want to live in Palestine anymore, and move across the river or to other Arab countries.
If “Palestine” fails as a state, which is extremely likely given how incompetent and corrupt the PA is, then Arab countries will not only have to worry about their existing Palestinian “guests” – but they will face the prospect of five million more Arabs leaving Palestine to move their families to somewhere more stable.
To the Arab countries, the “right of return” really means “the right to keep our nations free of Palestinians.” But they will swear up and down that they only mean to save the “Palestinian cause.”