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September 25, 2016 / 22 Elul, 5776
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Jordan Rejects Australia’s Dropping of “Occupied”

King Abdullah II of Jordan meets with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in 2012.

King Abdullah II of Jordan meets with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in 2012.
Photo Credit: Issam Rimawi / Flash 90

The Jordanian government announced it rejects Australia’s dropping of the word “occupied” in connection to eastern Jerusalem.

Jordan’s position is rather hypocritical, as Jordan illegally occupied eastern Jerusalem from 1948 until 1967, after capturing half the city in its 1948 attack on Israel.

Since the year 1805, if not earlier, Jews have made up the majority of the residents of united Jerusalem.

Whereas, 80% of Jordan’s citizens define themselves as Palestinian, making Jordan a de facto Palestinian State.

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