Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Michael Peach

The question is how the Israeli Left
And the P.L.O. would react,
If Netanyahu
And fellow secular Revisionists
Were to grant custody
Of the Al Aqsa compound
To Bin Salman
In return for his consent
To transform Jordan
Into a Palestinian state.

For their part, Israeli theocrats
And Evangelical zealots
Would no doubt regard
The annexation of the West Bank
As another major step
In their Messianic crusade
For a Third Temple.
God would deal with the Saudis.

Needless to say, the Jordanian regime
Would, as always, find itself
Between a rock
And a hard place.

Ramat Gan
6 October 2023

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