CONFERENCE: The Jordan Option – The Ultimate Alternate Solution
October 17/17 – Menachem Begin Center, Jerusalem – 8:00 to 17:00
Admission – Online 100 shekels until 20:00 on Oct 16/17 –
– At Door 120 shekels
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English only conference. No Hebrew translation.
This event is a full day conference dedicated to presenting the ultimate alternate solution of the Arab/Jewish conflict including both the pros and the cons.
The beauty of the solution is that it doesn’t depend on the consent or agreement of the PA or King Abdullah.
A stellar group of speakers has been assembled, including leading journalists and academics, Knesset Members, Palestinians and a number of Arabs who are part of the Jordan Opposition Coalition and who hope to be part of the next government in Jordan.
In essence this solution takes its inspiration from the Feisal/Weizmann agreement of 1918. It calls for Jordan to be the Arab state and Israel to the Jordan River, to be the state of the Jews. And it calls for complete normalization between the two and considerable economic cooperation.
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Chair – Ted Belman, Editor of Israpundit
8:00 to 9:00 Refreshments and Registration
9:00 to 10:00 Preliminaries and Keynotes
- Michael Ross – will welcome everyone on behalf of the IJMDC
- Ted Belman– Introduce Conference – What Is The Jordan Option Solution
- MK Yehuda Glick – Jordan Is Palestine, The Only Solution
- Mordechai Nisan – Jordan Is Palestine; An Out of The Box Solution or The Only Solution
- Arieh Eldad –Is The Jordan Option Even Possible? Two states for two people on two sides of the Jordan River
10:00 to 11:30 The Facts:
- Martin Sherman –Israel as the nation- State of Jews: Fundamental imperatives for survival
- Edy Cohen– Jordan’s King: An Enemy of Israel. Jordan’s Regime??: The Source of the Problem
- Rachel Avraham– “Jordan’s oppression of dissidents and opponents.”
11:30 to 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 to 12.30 The Fictional Kingdom
- Salim Mansur– the practical remedy borrowed from contemporary history to the problem of “Jordan is Palestine” that elegantly brings closure to the fraudulent Arab-Israeli conflict of the past hundred years.
- Geoffrey Clarfield– The Fictional Kingdom of Jordan. Ethnography from “Time Immemorial”
12:30 to 13:30 Complimentary Lunch
13:30 to 14:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
- Oren Hazan MK
14:00 to 14:30 Historical Background
- Ted Belman Weizmann/Feisal Agreement and the damage caused by Winston Churchill
- Michael Ross- Palestinian citizenship i.e. how they came to be citizens and what successive Kings have tried to do to restrict citizenship. He will also talk about what Mudar intends to do to equalize their vote i.e. The Palestinians in Jordan will get many more seats in Parliament so that they are equally represented.
14:30 to 15:20 What Israel could to
Moderator – Yishai Fleisher
- Ted Belman – Policies Israel should follow to encourage Arab emigration. (This will include how to incentivize emigration and how building their economy retards emigration and must be stopped).
- Jeremy Saltan – The Smotrich Plan and the death of the two state solution and Israel’s golden opportunity”
- Ashraf Aljabari. Will Palestinians emigrate
15:20 to 16:45 What Mudar Zahran proposes
Moderator – Yishai Fleisher and Ted Belman plan to subject them to brutal questioning.
- Abed Al Maala – Will the Jordanian Tribes Rebel Against The New Government?
- Mudar Zahran
16:45 Conference Ends
SPEAKERS (in order of appearance)
Michael Ross is the Executive Director of the International Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Center. He has a 40 year history of political involvement as a pro-Israel advocate. For the past two and a half years, Ross has been advising Jordan’s government in exile, and his work has been presented to (and read by) a variety of Western and Arab governments, as well as Israel’s decision makers.”.
Ted Belman practiced law in Canada for 20 years then built an international business before making aliya in 2009. For the last 15 years he has been the Editor/Publisher of Israpundit, a popular rightwing political blog.
Yehuda Glick MK represents the Likud party in the Knesset. He is well known for his leadership and activism for full Jewish rights on the Temple Mount, for which he was almost killed by an Arab terrorist 3 years ago. Glick was awarded the 2015 Moskowitz Prize for Zionism for being “Active for human rights and religious freedom on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount”.
Dr. Mordechai Nisan, author of books on Israel, Lebanon, Islam, and regional minorities, lectured for 35 years on the history and politics of the Middle East at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2011 he authored the highly recommended book, Only Israel West of the River: The Jewish State and the Palestinian Question.
Dr. Martin Sherman is founder and executive director of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies. He served for seven years in operational capacities in the Israeli Defense establishment. He was a ministerial adviser to Yitzhak Shamir’s government and lectured for 20 years at Tel Aviv University in Political Science, International Relations and Strategic Studies.
Dr. Edy Cohen holds a PhD from Bart Ilan University in Middle East Affairs. He is a historian and expert on Middle East Affairs. He wrote the book “The Holocaust in the Eyes of Mahmoud Abbas (Hebrew)
Rachel Avraham is a senior media research analyst at the Center for Near East Policy Research and a correspondent for the Israel Resource News Agency. She is the author of “Women and Jihad: Debating Palestinian female suicide bombings in the American, Israeli and Arab media.”
Arieh Eldad is a (ret) Brigadier-General. former the Surgeon General of the IDF Medical Corps. Professor for Plastic Surgery and a former head of the Burn Unit and the Department of Plastic Surgery ‘ Hadassah Ein Kerem University Hospital/ For 10 years he served as a Member of the Knesset ‘ ( National Unity faction) as a member of Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and chairman of the Ethics Committee
Geoffrey Clarfield is a development anthropologist who spent twenty years in Africa and the Middle East working for a number of organizations, the UN, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Norwegian, British, Swiss, Italian and Canadian governments as well as international NGOs. Four of those years were spent working and living in Israel. During one of those years he lived among the Bedouin Arabs of the Sinai. He comes to the Jordan as Palestine solution from the world of comparative ethnography, a field that has been hijacked by the left and is absent from almost all political discourse on the “problem”.
Salim Mansur, PhD, professor of political science, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. Area of interest and research in writing and teaching includes South Asia, the Middle East, Islam, comparative religion and political economy; recipient of American Jewish Congress’s “Profile in Courage” award, and Eric Hoffer’s “Montaigne Medal” for the book Delectable Lie: a liberal repudiation of multiculturalism as the most provocative book of the year in 2014.
Jeremy Saltan is a Knesset Insider, campaigner, leading political analyst, regular contributor on radio and television, a local municipality politician and is one of Israel’s top poll analysts. Saltan serves as Bayit Yehudi’s Anglo Forum Chairman, is a member of Bayit Yehudi’s Central Committee, is Bayit Yehudi’s Party Branch Director in Mevasseret Tzion and is Naftali Bennett’s English Social Media Manager. As a municipal politician Saltan sits as a member of the Defense, Advancing the Status of Women, and Immigration and Absorption Committees on the Mevasseret Tzion City Council. As part of his work on the party level with Bayit Yehudi, Saltan runs the English language grassroots outreach and is a fixture in the diplomatic scene.
Yishai Fleisher is the International Spokesperson for the Jewish Community of Hebron – the burial place of Judaism’s Founding Fathers and Mothers. Yishai is an Israeli broadcaster with The Land of Israel Network and a frequent columnist for major news websites including JPost, Breitbart, and the NY Times. He holds a JD from Cardozo Law and rabbinic ordination. Yishai is a paratrooper in the IDF reserves and lives with his family in the Judean community of Efrat.
MK Oren Hazan
Aedalelah (Abed. ) Almaala has been an opponent of the Jordanian regime for more than 27 years. During which time he made several lectures in Congress and the universities of Washington in support of the peace agreement between Jordan and Israel. He also participated in the political activities of AIPAC. AlMaala belongs to the largest Jordanian tribe, Bani Hassan, dubbed the “one-million man tribe”. His late father was considered one of the tribe’s elders, a position AlMaala has inherited.
Mudar Zahran, Secretary General of the Jordanian Opposition Coalition, sole political representative of 6.1 million Jordanians who identify as Palestinians. Zahran belongs to one of Jordan’s historically influential families, Western-educated Zahran belongs to the Jordan’s second largest refugee camp, sentenced to life in prison for “insulting the king” and “seeking to change the societies structure”, Zahran has been advocating change in Jordan for almost a decade now, openly seeking freedom for his people through a two-state solution, by which Jordan is reinstated as “Arab Palestine”, Zahran has worked for the US Department of State as their assistant policy coordinator for Iraq and Jordan, during that time, his work was forwarded to the CIA, White House, Department of Homeland Security and others. Zahran remains a frequent quest on most global and Arab TV networks, and also a writer for several Israeli, American and Arab newspapers, including Israel HaYom, the Jerusalem Post, the American Thinker and the Arab Times. Zahran holds several graduate degrees from the US and the UK, including a PhD.
This Conference is financed, endorsed or promoted by the following:
- Canadian Institute for Jewish Research (CIJR)
- Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights (CILR)
- Israel Institute for Strategic Studies
- Mattot Arim
- Jerusalem Herald