Lori provides the interesting details.
The “Judaization” of the British Mandate for Palestine was the very thing the Hashemites were committed to support, in exchange for establishing an Arab state under Hashemite rule. The terms of the agreement were clear: Jews were to settle in the British Mandate for Palestine with no exclusion of Jerusalem.
Several fissures have appeared in that rock solid relationship of late, and they are troubling.
For example, late last month the acting leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, and Jordan’s King Abdullah II signed an agreement they described as one to jointly defend Jerusalem “from Israeli Judaization attempts.”
According to The Jerusalem Post, the Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, “would not comment on the agreement.”
But someone else with a strong interest is willing to comment.
Mudar Zahran is a Jordanian living in exile in London. Zahran has been described as the leader of the Jordanian Opposition (or “Dignity“) movement, and he is also known for backing a “Jordan is Palestine” plan.
Zahran responded angrily to the public deal entered into by Abbas and Abdullah, penning an article published in Gatestone, “Abdullah and Abbas Playing the Jerusalem Game.”
Abdullah and Abbas claimed that Jordan’s role as custodian of the Muslim holy shrines in Jerusalem, as set out in the Israeli-Jordanian peace accords, gave Abdullah the legal right to prevent the Judaization of Jerusalem.