The Ultimate Alternate Israel-Palestine Solution

With a new U.S. president, new ideas are emerging on how to resolve the Israel-Palestine debacle. One of the most promising comes from Jordanian Opposition Council who favor a new Palestinian state — in Jordan. 

By Ted Belman, (First published in slightly different form on Apr 1/17)

The GOP unanimously approved a pro-Israel platform at their convention in July 2016 which stipulated:

“The U.S. seeks to assist in the establishment of comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East, to be negotiated among those living in the region,”

David Friedman and Jason Greenblatt, representing Donald Trump, participated in the drafting and were in complete agreement with the final text.

Gone was any reference to the Palestinian people or to a two-state solution. In addition, the platform included the words “We reject the false notion that Israel is an occupier.” If not an “occupier,” then presumably Israel is a sovereign.

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January 8, 2018 | 143 Comments » | 9,234 views

Mudar Zahran and Ted Belman are now mortal enemies of Hamas, PLO, Fatah and King Abdullah.

By Ted Belman

By holding this conference and promoting this plan, we have become mortal enemies of Hamas, Fatah, the PLO and King Abdullah. We have received threats.

The Abdullah controlled media in Jordan have just published this news item,

Alarms of Danger Hitting Jordan

By Sami Maitah

Published by most Jordanian news sites 18-08-2017

The most dangerous thing [against Jordan] now is the movement to hold a conference at the Began Center of Intelligence about Jordan being the solution. The points of discussions include the form of the Jordanian states and concepts that bring a coup against Jordan’s constitution and national identity of Jordan. From the points of discussion and the concepts, this is a provocative message by all means and desires that the Jordanian state stops at those.

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August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments » | 764 views

Abbas’ infusion from Abdullah

T. Belman. There is no doubt in my mind that Abdullah is very worried about my efforts to promote the Jordan Option. First he got Hamas to speak out denying that Jordan is Palestine and he also enlisted the MB to do the same thing. His visit to Ramallah was intended to forestall such a plan to make Jordan  the Palestinian state.

My little conference, The Jordan Option: The Ultimate Alternate Solution, is making big waves.

By Dr Reuvan Berko, ISRAEL HAYOM

Many are wondering what brought Jordan’s King Abdullah II to visit Ramallah earlier this week, after years of not stepping foot in the West Bank. Some say the visit came about because Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared a cessation of security coordination with Israel, which prevented him from leaving for his visit to Jordan. Others argue that, despite Abbas’ disruption of security coordination, the Israelis did not prohibit him from leaving the West Bank, and that Abbas stayed due to illness.

It turns out the crisis on the Temple Mount and Jordan’s role in the arrangement there — at the expense of the Palestinians and alongside the release of the Israeli Embassy guard without a trial — were the basis for the timing of the rare visit, and that the king and PA president wanted to send Israel and the Americans a message that they are in lockstep, because, in their view, Israel acted on the Temple Mount without consideration for them.

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August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments » | 561 views

Who is the JOC shadow cabinet?

By Mudar Zahran

The following people should be considered ‘JOC staff with portfolio’. They are prepared to take the oath of office and produce positive results for the Jordanian People – immediately. They come from all walks of life, and will hold a variety of positions within the government. All positions will be designated as Ministers With Portfolio:

Mudar Zahran – Muslim – West Banker (Palestinian heritage) Secretary General
Michael Ross – Jewish – Chief of Staff / Secretary of State for Peace
Abed AlMaala – Muslim- East Banker Tribal. Deputy Secretary General (Jordanian and American national)
N. Hassan -Muslim- West Banker (Palestinian Heritage) Director of Intelligence
Nassem Gheewan- Muslim- West Banker (Palestinian Heritage) Shadow Secretary of Homeland Security
Mohammed Btaibet -Muslim -West Banker (Palestinian heritage) Shadow Secretary of Labor and Welfare
N. G.- Christian -West Banker (Palestinian heritage) Shadow Secretary of Energy
Emad Tarifi – Muslim- West Banker (Palestinian Heritage) State Secretary for Palestinian Affairs
Jallal Abedlraheem-Muslims West Banker (Palestinian heritage). Shadow Secretary of Commerce
Samer Libdeh-Muslim-West Banker (Palestinian heritage)-Advisor for peace-building and negotiations

There are many other members who do not hold a portfolio, or cannot be named at all for security reasons.

August 10, 2017 | 6 Comments » | 1,237 views

The Hashemites have lost their raison d’etre

By Samar Libdeh, TOI

Recent regional developments, as well as events inside Jordan, have made it crystal clear that Jordan’s ruling family, which controls the government and parliament, has become not only an obstacle to Palestinian-Israeli peace, but a drag on the new global vision of uprooting violent extremism.

It is well known that the British handed control of Jordan to the Hashemites as a part of the British Mandate for Palestine, prior to the establishment of the state of Israel. Less known is the fact that the very creation of the Hashemite state was driven by strictly geo-economic motives. The new entity was envisioned as a buffer zone between the incoming Jewish migrants and the oil fields discovered then in Iraq. Protecting Jews from the Arab masses was never the true reason Britain created the Hashemite kingdom, as many pan-Arabists still claim. Today, this bogus reasoning has become even less credible with Israel’s cooperation with the Kurds on different aspects, as well as its rapprochement with the Gulf states over their shared interests in countering violent extremism and the Iranian threats.

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August 10, 2017 | 3 Comments » | 1,086 views

Tamar Yonah interviews Mudar Zahran about Jordan

July 2017

Start listening at 5 minutes

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August 9, 2017 | 1 Comments » | 646 views

Abdullah in Ramallah will strike anti-Israel stance

DEBKA

Jordanian King Abdullah’s forthcoming visit to Ramallah Monday, Aug. 7, for talks with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, bodes ill for Jordanian-Israeli relations at an especially jarring moment.

The Israeli embassy security officer Ziv Moyal, who on July 24 shot dead two Jordanians in the embassy compound when he was attacked with a screwdriver, left a trail of Jordanian ill will in his wake, especially since the incident occurred in the middle of the Temple House crisis in Jerusalem.

King Abdullah proposes to turn this unfortunate incident into a springboard for persuading the Palestinian leader to work with Jordan in the framework of the peace initiative US President Donald Trump is trying to resuscitate between Israel and the Palestinians.

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August 6, 2017 | 2 Comments » | 650 views

Troubled waters between Israel and Jordan

By Liat Collins, JPOST

On one – very superficial – level I was sorry that the planned showdown between maverick Likud MK Oren Hazan and Jordanian parliamentarian Yahya Mohammad Alsaud, who has a history of punch-throwing, did not take place. We all need a little light relief when times are tense.

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Yet, Israel cannot ignore the sensitivity of the site particularly for the Hashemites, struggling to keep their power in a country where the majority of the population is Palestinian and where there has been a huge influx of more than a million refugees from Syria.

[..] Nonetheless, the gap between the two sides today seems wider than it has been for a long time.

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August 5, 2017 | 6 Comments » | 646 views

Trump Must Speak to Mudar Zahran

Michael Ross explains why US President-Elect Donald Trump should develop a relationship with Mudar Zahran, the Jordanian Opposition Coalition (JOC) Secretary General. Among other things, Ross highlights that Zahran and the JOC have done more politically compared to any other government in exile in order to bring peace to the Middle East.

Nov 15, 2016,

By Michael Ross, JOC

image descriptionMudar Zahran Photo Credit: Presidential office/Wikipedia Commons

For the last half a dozen years, Jordanian Opposition Coalition (JOC) Secretary General Mudar Zahran has been on a mission – a mission that many say is larger than life because it will not only save lives and bring peace to his people but more importantly, bring to an end an iron-fisted dictatorship that has mismanaged Jordan’s economy and threatened the lives and future of her people. As such, President-Elect Trump needs to talk with Mr. Zahran, embrace the information he is presenting and by doing so, will help stop terrorism, save lives and money and combined, help bring peace to the region.

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August 4, 2017 | 4 Comments » | 1,153 views

Jordan’s Shameful Record

By Eli Hertz, MYTHS AND FACTS

Jordan’s foreign minister blames the “occupation” for the Temple Mount terror, and threatens even more dangerous crises.

As recently as the mid-20th century, when Arabs last controlled parts of Jerusalem, they exhibited no respect for the Holy City.

In 1948, when Jordan took control of the eastern part of Jerusalem, including the Old City, it divided the city for the first time in its 3,000-year history. Under the 1949 armistice agreement with Israel, Jordan pledged to allow free access to all holy places but failed to honor that commitment. From 1948 until the Six-Day War in 1967, the part of Jerusalem controlled by the Jordanians again became an isolated and underdeveloped provincial town, and its religious sites the target of religious intolerance.

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August 4, 2017 | 1 Comments » | 791 views

Ted Belman will chair the conference on “THE JORDAN OPTION”

Note the stellar list of speakers

The event is  opposed by the King Abdullah, Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas

Ted Belman. I have had a major role in organizing this conference and will be chairing the event. I will soon begin fund raising to cover its costs. To donate in support go here.

(England, Israel and San Francisco) – The International Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Center (IJMDC) today announced the scheduling of an International/Interdenominational Peace Conference in Israel where Arabs, Palestinians, Muslims and Jews will gather October 17, 2017 to discuss “The Jordan Option: The Only Road To Peace”.

“The conference is already attracting attention, with MK Yehuda Glick confirmed to speak,” Michael Ross, Executive Director of the IJMDC said. “The Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas have already come out in opposition to the Conference.”

The Jordan Option embraces the Weizmann-Feisal Agreement of 1919: Israel to the Jordan River for the Jews and Jordan, east of the river for the Arabs.

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August 3, 2017 | 5 Comments » | 992 views

Israel Needs to be Tougher with Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom owes its life to Israel, and Israel needs to convey to Jordan that the events of the last two weeks are unacceptable, and there will be consequences.

By Mordechai Kedar, MIDA

In 1994, Israel signed a peace agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. In this agreement, Israel granted “special status” (Article 9) to the Jordanian government on the Temple Mount (‘Muslim Holy Shrines in Jerusalem’). This concession to the Jordanians was totally unnecessary since King Hussein needed peace with Israel more than Israel needed it with Jordan, and a peace agreement was achievable without it. Even ignoring this, what normal country grants another country ‘special status’ in its capital city and in the place most holy to its nation. This special status that recognizes a degree of Jordanian sovereignty on the Temple Mount has been disastrous for Israel and the devastating effects of this blunder have played themselves out once again in the wake of the latest terrorist attack on the Temple Mount, where two Israeli border policeman were killed.

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August 1, 2017 | 9 Comments » | 857 views

Israel and the Arab World: Needed by the rulers, hated by the people

The incident at the embassy in Amman this week is emblematic of Israel’s wider problem in the Middle East.

By Herb Keinon, JPOST

This week’s stabbing and shooting incident at Israel’s embassy compound in Amman, the manner in which it was resolved, and the reactions on the street in Jordan say much about Israel’s current situation in the Mideast.

The neighboring governments – or at least some of them – need Israel, want its security and intelligence cooperation, and even appreciate what the country has to offer in the fight against their greater threats in the region: Iran and fanatical Islamic terrorism.
The people, on the other hand, hate the Jewish state.

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July 28, 2017 | 8 Comments » | 1,069 views

With embassy attack, Jordan’s ties with Israel go from rancid to toxic

While Israel focused its ire against the Palestinian leadership for escalating violence, the Hashemite Kingdom has been assiduously fanning the flames surrounding Temple Mount

By Avi Issacharoff, TOI

Jordanian security forces stand guard outside the Israeli embassy in Amman following a stabbing there on July 23, 2017. (AFP Photo/Khalil Mazraawi)

Jordanian security forces stand guard outside the Israeli embassy in Amman, following a stabbing there on July 23, 2017. (AFP Photo/Khalil Mazraawi)

With tensions already boiling over the unrest surrounding the Temple Mount, Sunday’s incident at the Israeli embassy compound in Amman could mark a critical juncture in ties between Israel and Jordan.

In what was quite clearly a terror attack, an Israeli security guard was attacked with a screwdriver by a local carpenter, who was there fixing furniture. The guard opened fire, killing the attacker as well as the landlord, who was also on the premises.

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July 24, 2017 | 7 Comments » | 1,000 views

Netanyahu Is Right, Jordan Is Playing Both Sides of the Game

T. Belman. I have been working closely with Zahran for the last 7 years and helped him develop his plan. Recently I wrote The Ultimate Alternate Solution which covers and promotes it. I have discussed it with Pipes and Sherman and have brought it to the attention of Mort Klein. They are all against it for different reasons. Among other things they argue that: 1. The King has kept the border quiet since the peace treaty, 2. Mudar would be assassinated the moment he takes power, 3 He doesn’t have the balls to be ruthless. 4. ISIS or the Muslim Brotherhood would take over.

Zahran has refuted all these concerns to me in conversation. Now he just wrote to me refuting what Pipes had to say,

My answer remains the same: Jordan is a CIA offshoot, that is under the full military and intelligence control of the US.
Evidence of that: The king spends MOST of his time out of the country, not even managing the state, and the state is still intact,
My question to you:
– Mobarak fell, nothing happened at Israel’s borders
– Morsi took over, nothing happened at Israel’s borders.
– Sisi toppled Morsi, nothing happened at Israel’s borders.
Why? Because US has Egypt’s military by the nuts.
US has Jordan’s military by the nuts, and Jordan is a mere semi-state comparing to big Egypt. Why worry?

As for the alternative, whoever the US chooses to return as an interim government, will be the alternative. I have the merit, the heritage and the documented popularity and influence. If the US wants me, I could fill the gap. If the US wants Daniel Pipes to rule Jordan, he will rule Jordan.

It is time to ACCEPT Jordan is an artificial state that is under full US control.

Again, this is a once in a life time chance to get rid of the Palestinian cause, you miss it, and we all will regret it.

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By Mudar Zahran

A Jordanian on a tourist visa attacked and stabbed an Israeli officer in Jerusalem on 13 May 2017. The officer neutralized him and a very shocking video of the incident shows the attacker was relentless in trying to kill the Israeli. Nonetheless, Jordan’s government shocked the world by blaming Israel for what happened.

Jordan’s king’s close advisor and his spokesperson, Mohammad AlMomani, said what happened was a “heinous crime” and “Israel is to blame because it is the occupying force”.

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May 15, 2017 | 3 Comments » | 548 views

The Ultimate Alternate Israel-Palestine Solution

With a new U.S. president, new ideas are emerging on how to resolve the Israel-Palestine debacle. One of the most promising comes from the Jordanian Opposition Council who favor a new Palestinian state — in Jordan. 

The GOP unanimously approved a pro-Israel platform at their convention in July 2016 which stipulated:

“The U.S. seeks to assist in the establishment of comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East, to be negotiated among those living in the region,”

David Friedman and Jason Greenblatt, representing Donald Trump, participated in the drafting and were in complete agreement with the final text.

Gone was any reference to the Palestinian people or to a two-state solution. In addition, the platform included the words “We reject the false notion that Israel is an occupier.” If not an “occupier,” then presumably Israel is a sovereign.

Read more …

April 30, 2017 | 0 Comments » | 746 views

Change in Jordan – Is Israel prepared?

By MUDAR ZAHRAN, JPOST

Israel and pro-Israel forces across the world must think up ways to mitigate the damage should the Hashemite regime fall. PHOTO: REUTERS The Hashemite regime in Jordan has kept Israel’s eastern border secure for over four decades, and has proven itself a comfortable partner with Israel on the Palestinian issue.

Nonetheless, the Hashemite regime is not necessarily immune to the Arab Spring. If it were to be deposed, who might succeed the regime, and can Israel be prepared for the outcome? The regime in Jordan is not perfect. It has refused to integrate its Palestinian majority, telling them they are merely refugees who should return to Palestine, and it is also is an autocratic regime that strips the majority of its citizens of their civil rights.

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October 22, 2012 | 11 Comments » | 122 views

Assault victim’s family to sue police for defamation

Jordan is putting out disinformation. Ted Belman

by Rana Husseini | Feb 23,2012 | 23:23
Jordan Times

AMMAN — The family of a 21-year-old Jordanian blogger, who was stabbed on Sunday by a hooded man in Jabal Luweibdeh, said they are planning to sue the Public Security Department (PSD) for defamation.

Enas Musallam was near Darat Al Funun in the upscale Amman neighbourhood at around 7:00pm when a man wearing a hood and gloves reportedly grabbed her from the back and stabbed her in the stomach.

The attacker allegedly threatened “to kill her the next time” if she did not stop her blogging on political reforms in Jordan.

Musallam, a fourth year student at the University of Jordan majoring in management information systems, had written a response on her blog to statements made by HRH Prince Hassan in an interview with Jordan Television’s “Sixty Minutes” programme last Friday, in which he criticised “the 30 or 40 demonstrators who head to Al Nakheel Square to demonstrate”.

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February 24, 2012 | 11 Comments » | 401 views