... Many of those 138 Nations that voted to admit the 'State of Palestine' as a non-member state must now be shaking their heads in amazement at the latest announcement by Abbas of a possible confederation of that state with Jordan once statehood has been achieved. It makes a mockery of their decision to grant non-member status to a state whose chief proponent has now admitted still does not exist. Even worse Abbas is now flagging that this State - when it achieves its independence - will immediately be prepared to surrender that independence and enter into a confederation with Jordan. ... Cool information all.