On Dec. 27, 2012, DEBKAfile revealed that aspects of a confederation between a Palestinian West Bank state and the Hashemite Kingdom were discussed in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s recent conversation with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman, and had become a focal talking point in Amman, Washington and Palestinian centers.
This was confirmed by King Abdullah in an interview published by the French paper Le Nouvel Observateur Sunday, Jan. 13 when he spoke of resumed peace negotiations on the Palestinian issue starting in Jordan next month after Israel’s elections. New ideas were in discussion between Jordan, France and other European powers, the king said. “We are obliged to show that negotiations produce better results than rockets and air attacks.”