Netanyahu Fears Jordan Next to Chimp,

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Prime Minister says he fears the collapse of the Jordanian Hashemite monarchy, reiterates absolute refusal to make concessions to Palestinians.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday blasted Israeli and world politicians who support the Arab Spring revolutions and accused the Arab world of "moving not forward, but backward."
In his sharpest Knesset comment since the wave of uprisings swept out of Tunisia and across the Arab states in January, Netanyahu expressed his complete contempt for the Arab people's ability to sustain democratic regimes, and his nostalgia for Hosni Mubarak's regime in Egypt. He said he feared the collapse of Jordan's Hashemite monarchy and also reiterated his absolute refusal to make any concessions to the Palestinians.
"In February, when millions of Egyptians thronged to the streets in Cairo, commentators and quite a few Israeli members of the opposition said that we're facing a new era of liberalism and progress...They said I was trying to scare the public and was on the wrong side of history and don't see where things are heading," he said.
But time has proved him right, Netanyahu said. His forecast that the Arab Spring would turn into an "Islamic, anti-Western, anti-liberal, anti-Israeli and anti-democratic wave" turned out to be true, he said.
Netanyahu also slammed Western leaders, and especially U.S. President Barak Obama, who had pushed Mubarak to resign from power. At the time this was happening Netanyahu said in closed talks that the American administration and many European leaders don't understand reality. On Wednesday, he called them "naive."
"I ask today, who here didn't understand reality? Who here didn't understand history?" he called from the Knesset podium. "Israel is facing a period of instability and uncertainty in the region. This is certainly not the time to listen to those who say follow your heart."
Netanyahu used the upheaval in the Arab world to justify his government's inaction vis-a-vis the peace process with the Palestinians.
"I remember many of you urged me to take the opportunity to make hasty concessions, to rush to an agreement," he said.
"But I will not establish Israel's policy on illusions. There's a huge upheaval here...whoever doesn't see it is burying his head in the sand," he said.
"That didn't stop people from coming to me and suggesting we make all kinds of concessions. I said we insist on foundations of stability and security...all the more so now," he said.

This comes as Israel refuses to turn over hundreds of millions of dollars it collected from Palestine, because Fatah is trying to reconcile with Hamas to form a unity government.

Other news;
-Jordan has offered to reinvite Hamas to Amman.
-The Mossad has determined that Turkey is going to create military protected rebel safe-zones in Northern Syria.

Niccolo and Donkey
I have strong doubts that Hamas will be in Jordan any time soon.

Turkey needs to be carved up.......a Turkish incursion will mean the end of the Ba'athist regime and the end of Alawites and Christians in Syria.
I don't know how Turkey can be carved up.
And yes, Turkish incursion will mean an Al Ikhwan regime in Damascus and an exodus of non-Sunnis.
Niccolo and Donkey
What sense would there be in a pro-western regime like Jordan to actively allow Hamas to enter its country?
-Fatah is crumbling. If the Sunni monarchs don't lasso Hamas, they will be shut out of Palestine.
-'By support, transform' If Hamas becomes dependent on pro-Western regimes like Jordan, they will follow pro-Western dictates; recognize Israel, cease Jihad, no Shariah.
-If Hamas is pulled from Tehran's orbit, the Ayatollah will have no potency in Palestine.

It is an attractive offer to Hamas, because Jordan is the base of the Palestinian diaspora and it would put them right on the West Bank, Fatah's doorstep. On the other hand, the Jordani regime would be able to pressure them into becoming a second Fatah, and this would cost Hamas its popularity, and thus the very votes and private funds its own regime relies on in Gaza.
It's also unnecessary. When Assad falls to Al Ikhwan, they will be even more welcome in Damascus. The Syrian Baath Party is a strange bedfellow, while Hamas & the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood are branches of the same tree. And as Netanyahu predicts, Jordan will be an Ikhwani state in the near future anyhow... and Hamas can make its return to Amman then.
Niccolo and Donkey