There is only one word to describe the former Jordanian minister of culture Salah Jarrar: delusional. In his peace proposal, to compete with President Trump’s, he suggests that all Jews who came to Israel after 1917 ‘will return to the countries from whence they came, taking nothing with them’. The 850, 000 Jewish refugees who fled Arab countries will certainly be keen to return (sarcasm off). And what about the five million Arab refugees who have fled Syria and the four million Iraqis displaced from the country? Should they all go back? See this MEMRI report. (With thanks: Lily)
Salah Jarrar: delusional
“Amid this dangerous reality… we must end our silence and idleness and declare, first of all, that we categorically oppose all the Zionist and American plans and that we will be the ones to choose the deal we want as a solution [to the conflict]. It will be the Deal of [our] Lifetimes, not the Deal of the Century, and will include the following clauses:
- The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian lands between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River will end.
- All the Jews who came to Israel after the Balfour Declaration of 1917, as well as their children and descendants, will return to the countries from which they came, without taking anything with them.
- The U.S. and Britain will compensate the Palestinians for all the damage caused by the Zionist occupation to the land and its people.
- The U.S. and Britain will compensate the Arab states for the damage caused to them by the Zionist aggression against their lands, and for hosting the [Palestinian] refugees throughout the years of occupation.
- All Israelis who took part in killing Palestinians will be turned over to the Palestinians to be prosecuted and to receive the punishment they deserve.
- The Palestinian refugees will return to their homes and their property.
- The leadership of the Zionist occupation will sign a document stating that they have no rights, historical or otherwise, in Palestine.
- Should the Israeli side, or its American ally, wish to negotiate about any of these clauses, this will be put to referendum among the Palestinian people, and [negotiations will occur] only if all the children of Palestine and the families of all the martyrs agree to this.
Some may claim that the above clauses [describe] a dream that cannot be realized given the current state of the Arab nation. [But] I say that the current state, grave as it is, does not deprive anyone of his rights, and that these clauses [describe] our rights and we must continue to demand them, whether we achieve them today or at a future time…”