Geert Wilders’ party, the PVV, believes that Jordan is the natural and logical homeland for the Palestinians. Many thanks to our Flemish correspondent VH for his translation of an article from today’s Elsevier:
Jordan angry because of PVV position on Palestine
Wilders finds that Jordan should be renamed Palestine.
by Maartje Willems
PVV leader Geert Wilders wants to resolve the conflict in the Middle East by forming Palestine out of Jordan. The Jordanian Minister of Communications is angry and has requested clarification.
according to Ynetnews, Saudi Arabia has also reacted angrily and asked for clarification via the embassy.
Wilders is not impressed by the reactions of Arab countries. “This is a free country — in contrast to those countries — and we should be allowed to maintain this position,” he says to Elsevier.nl.
– – – – – – – – –
“It is not only a conflict about land, but rather about ideology,” says Wilders. If Jerusalem falls into the hands of the Muslims, Athens and Rome will be next, according to the election program [pdf] of the PVV.
That is why the PVV is of the opinion that “we must do everything we can to stop the offensive by the Left and the Muslims to destroy Israel.” Wilders believes that “the West must protect Jerusalem.”
Jordan finds the idea of the PVV strongly reminiscent of the Israeli right wing, and is furious. The Jordanian Minister of Media and Communication, Nabil Al Sharif, has asked for clarification. “Jordan is an independent country that supports the Palestinians,” said Al Sharif. According to him, finding a country for the Palestinians is an illusion, which only a handful of people believe in.
If it were up to the PVV, however, Jordan transformed into Palestine would not need to become an obligatory homeland for Palestinians.