Reddit foams at the mouth about Israel building houses in Jerusalem

Ziggy_TARDIS8/12/2013 12:21:55 pm PDT

re: #37 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut

1/3rd of Jordan is Bedouin descendants

1/3rd is Circassian

and the last 1/3rd are Palestinian refugees that have been accepted as citizens (Shocking people rag on Jordan, which has already done as you said.)

Throwing an additional 1-3 million Palestinians will completely marginalize the current other 2/3rds. So, those people in Jordan deserve to lose their voice to force more Palestinians into an already very strained nation, with no resources whatsoever. Almost none of Jordan is arable (Exactly 2.92%, to be precise). They are already supporting thousands, maybe over a million refugees, both Palestinian and Syrian. Jordan can’t take more people. And what infuriates me is that Jordan already cooperates with Israel to a huge degree. They are their own country. You don’t get to force them to take in up to half of their current population.

This is why I can’t side with Israel. A total lack of understanding among its supporters about the politics and issues in the surrounding nations, and how forcing millions of people into them with no support whatsoever would cause a disaster. Especially in Lebanon and Jordan.