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Aryeh Eldad Calls for Better Treatment of Palestinians in Jordan

It’s an unusual rallying cry for Aryeh Eldad, one of Israel’s most right-wing politicians. He’s calling for action on behalf of “disenfranchised Palestinians.”

But Eldad, a lawmaker with the National Union party, isn’t advocating a change in Israel’s policies in the West Bank. Instead, he wants Jordan to improve its treatment of Palestinians, and is making this demand in this online petition which has 2,500 signatures to date.

Eldad is still holding out for the idea, long-since dismissed by the Israeli mainstream, that in view of the high concentration of Palestinians in Jordan it should be considered a Palestinian state - invalidating claims to a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.

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