The Jordanian monarch, Abdullah II, recently assured the world that his country has no desire to rule Judea and Samaria, and that the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the only viable option.

King Abdullah of Jordan wants Mahmoud Abbas to take over the Jewish districts of Judea and Samaria.

Putting in an appearance at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, the king of Jordan made the following statement: “Jordan does not want any part of the West Bank. The only credible solution is the two-state solution”.

That’s rich, coming from Jordan. They’ve already tried their hand at occupying the “West Bank”, due to Abdullah I, the present king’s great-grandfather. The incursion lasted 19 years before the Israelis kicked the Jordanians out in 1967. Unfortunately, Abdullah II has to look back upon a family history of land grabbing.

In 1920 the French expelled Faisal, King of Syria, brother of Abdullah I, from Damascus. Abdullah and his forces came from Hejaz, the Muslim heartland of modern-day Saudi Arabia, marching into the eastern part of the Mandate for Palestine, the homeland of the Jews. A “tea party” with Winston Churchill persuaded the insurgent Abdullah not to cause trouble with the French in Syria. In 1921 Abdullah was given 80 percent of Palestine as a show of gratitude from the British, and duly appointed autocratic ruler, emir of the region.

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by Mike Adams.

In 1946 the Emirate of Transjordan became the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan, renamed simply Jordan in 1949. Hashemite ancestry was, and is, a mark of validation for the monarchy in Jordan. The Hashemites are descendants of the ancient Banu Hahsim, or the Clan of Hashim, a large branch of the Quraysh Tribe of Mecca in the Arabian Peninsula. The first Hashim was allegedly Mohammed’s great-grandfather. The word “hashim” means “pulveriser” alluding to the practice of giving crumbled bread to pilgrims in Mecca.

The Jordanian kings have unsuccessfully tried to “pulverise” Israel more than once since 1948, but with Allah’s help they’ve always made a hash of it. A direct line of descent from Allah’s prophet, and the boast of being the oldest tribe in the Arab world haven’t given these land robbers any advantage at all. On the contrary, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob hasn’t lost sight of the land promise, including the parcel of land from the Mediterranean Sea to the River Euphrates. That means in the days to come, it will be good-bye Jordan and hello eastern Israel.

In ancient Israel the tribes of Gad and Ruben, and in part Manassah, were given territories on the east side of the River Jordan where Bedouins now reign. To the south of the Dead Sea, King David’s empire encompassed Edom, now occupied by the state of Jordan.

The king of Jordan grabed Jewish land from 1948 to 1967.

Many people believe that the Messiah will first touch down in Jerusalem. On reading the prophet Isaiah chapter 63, you see Him making his grand earthly entrée via Bozrah in Edom, the ancient biblical city in southern Jordan, now Bouseira, 30 Km to the southeast of the Dead Sea on the main road to Petra. The name Bozrah means “sheepfold”. The Good Shepherd is also warrior king. He will muster all the saints before intercepting the Anti-Christ and his hordes before they reach Jerusalem. When the Messiah dismounts his white horse on the Mount of Olives, he causes an earthquake that changes the whole of Israel’s topography.

There wasn’t even a tremor at Davos when Abdullah II told his distinguished audience that the entire world would pay the price for failure to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He emphasised that the only role Jordan will continue to play is to support the Palestinians to establish their independent state on their national soil.

The king then added: “There is no Jordanian solution”. He might as well have said that Jordan doesn’t contribute to a solution for the state of Israel. Only God’s solution will win the day. The Bible says that nations will pay for dividing God’s land. This, of course, applies to the heads of nations, such as Abdullah and his heir presumptive.