Guest Post: The infeasibility of a Palestinian State west of the Jordan River

This reader guest post was written by Y.J. Draiman. He is the President of AFSI (American Friends for a Safe Israel) in the Greater Los Angeles area and was a candidate for mayor of LA 2017.   He also blogs at the Jerusalem Post.:

A second Arab-Palestinian State west of the Jordan River is a fantasy that will never happen.

It is Jewish territory for eternity. As referenced below, there is no justification whatsoever for another Arab-Palestinian State west of the Jordan River.

The Arabs have Jordan which is Jewish territory, the also have the homes and the over 120,000 sq. km. of the territory they confiscated from the over a million Jewish families they expelled who now reside in Israel and they also have over 13 million sq. km. the Arabs were allocated with a wealth of oil reserves, when the Ottoman Empire dissolved by the Allied forces in WWI.

If and when you read the 1917 Balfour Declaration (Which emulated Napoleons 1799 letter to the Jewish community in Palestine promising that The National Home for The Jewish people will be reestablished in Palestine, as the Jews are the rightful owners). Nowhere does it state an Arab entity west of The Jordan River.

The San Remo Conference of 1920 does not state an Arab entity west of The Jordan River. The Mandate for Palestine terms does not state an Arab entity west of the Jordan River. It specifically states a Jewish National Home in Palestine without limiting the Jewish territory in Palestine. It also states that the British should work with the Jewish Agency as the official representative of the Jews in Palestine to implement the National Home of the Jewish people in Palestine. I stress again; nowhere does it state that an Arab entity should be implemented west of the Jordan River.

As a matter of historical record, The British reallocated over 77% of Jewish Palestine to the Arab-Palestinians in 1922 with specific borders and Jordan took over additional territory like the Gulf of Aqaba which was not part of the allocation to Jordan.

No where in any of the above stated agreements or any resolutions that provides for an Arab entity west of the Jordan River. It specifically states political right to the Jewish people. The U.N. resolutions are non-binding with no legal standing. The Oslo Accords is null and void.

As an afterthought, it seems that no one is mentioning the Jewish assets taken over by the European countries which today is still owned by the Jewish people and is valued in the trillions of dollars. Are these countries planning to pay for those assets to Israel? They are always complaining about an equitable solution to the Arab-Palestinians and reparations for their assets. The laws of equity works both ways are the Europeans (East and West including Russia) ready to pay reparations for the Jewish assets they are holding.

Anne Adds:

Thank you, YJ Draiman. You make excellent points regarding the infeasibility of yet another failed Muslim state on Israel’s border. In this respect it is important to note not only the impracticality, but also the Arabs refusal themselves to actually accept any kind of Palestinian state. They don’t want one – at least they don’t want it to be given to them. They want to be able to claim that they conquered Israel, beat the Jews, and created it for themselves.

Watch this brilliant video (previously posted on this blog) by Danny Ayalon, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel, and former Ambassador of Israel to the United States, on the futility of the peace process, whose purpose is essentially to create this Palestinian State, which the Palestinians claim to want so fervently, yet they commit so much violence in order to prevent its creation, and then blame it all on the Jews.


This is why there will never be there will never be a Palestinian state and and this is why there will never be peace – at least until the Muslims change this genocidal mindset and their European enablers understand their motivations.

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4 Responses to Guest Post: The infeasibility of a Palestinian State west of the Jordan River

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  2. Reality says:

    I think Mr Draiman should either be foreign minister or Prime minister.He has spelled out the reality perfectly.

  3. Brian Goldfarb says:

    Y.J. Draiman’s article is fascinating, in that it comes up with the same solution that Benny Morris proposed in his 2010 book “One State, Two States” (which I reviewed on the engage online website here: In just two pages, right at the end of the book, Morris proposes that the Palestinian state should comprise Gaza, the West Bank (with or without land swaps, to allow for the various settlement blocs) and Jordan. He also argued that the Jordanian Army was strong enough to rein the various armed groups that might wish to resist such a solution to their search for “Palestine”.

    That last point is debatable, perhaps, except that a Jordanian army that could rely on the IDF to protect its back and/or assist in the process of “pacification” might just tip the balance towards a genuine settlement in this particular part of the region.

    Just imagine whose noses would be put out of joint by that result! And would we care?

    • anneinpt says:

      That’s extremely interesting Brian, and also significant in that the two extremes of opinion re the West Bank are slowly meeting in the middle. Now we just have to persuade the Arabs (minor detail…)

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