The Jordanian Option

‘The Jordanian Option was more than a political concept – it was a love story. For decades, almost all Israeli leaders were enamored of it – from Chaim Weizmann to David Ben-Gurion, from Golda to Peres.

‘What did the Hashemite family have that enchanted the Zionist and Israeli establishment?

‘In the course of the years I have heard many rational-sounding arguments. But I am convinced that at root it was not rational at all. The one decisive virtue of the Hashemite Dynasty was – and is – quite simple: they are not Palestinians.’ (CounterPunch article).