Gantz backs Jordan Valley annexation in bid to jump the gun on Trump’s peace plan

Opposition Kahol Lavan’s leader Benny Gantz backpedaled on his objections to the Trump peace plan’s release before the March election, while also pledging, if elected, to extend Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, Israel’s eastern defense wall –  “in coordination with the international community,” During a visit to the Jordan Valley on Tuesday, Jan. 21, Gantz said: “I hope President Trump will expedite the publication of his peace plan and release it soon. Many dramatic things are happening in the Middle East.”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who had earlier advanced a plan to annex the Jordan Valley, reacted on the spot by calling for an immediate Knesset session to endorse the step without delay, now that it was consensual. Why wait for the election? He asked.

The Kahol Lavan leader broke new ground on Tuesday in two ways:

  1. He made a straight bid to draw voters from the ruling right-wing Likud by showing his hand on a matter of high policy. In the previous two elections, his campaigns were focused entirely on calls to remove Netanyahu from office. Other issues have yet to be ironed out in the new party.
  2. He grasped that his views on the Trump plan’s timeline for publication were of no account in Washington. The administration was only in touch with PM Netanyahu on this question.

DEBKAfile’s sources report that, when Gantz asked to meet administration officials to air his views about delaying the peace plan’s publication, he was given the cold shoulder. He was also politely turned down when he asked to meet Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to Jerusalem this week for the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz ceremonies.

According to our sources, President Donald Trump has not yet decided when to release the plan. For now, this is still under discussion with certain Arab rulers. The tendency at this time appears to be not to publish the entire document, only sections, one of which covers Israel’s annexation of the Jordan Valley and the western shore of the Dead Sea.
The key conversation that Trump conducted on the question took place on Jan. 6, when Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid Bin Salman visited the White House. The prince said that the Riyadh government had no objections to publishing the peace plan in part. Similar replies came from Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi and United Ara Emirates ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Ziyad.
VP Pence will also likely discuss the partial release of the Trump peace plan when he and the president’s special adviser Jared Kushner see Netanyahu later this week in Jerusalem.

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34 thoughts on “Gantz backs Jordan Valley annexation in bid to jump the gun on Trump’s peace plan

  • Jan 21, 2020 @ 18:35 at 18:35
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    Why stop at the valley? Why not annex all of Jordan as well. It’s sure to ensure peace, no?

    • Jan 21, 2020 @ 19:43 at 19:43
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      As Israel consolidates Covenant land areas, Mohammedan mission to eradicate Israel from memory are diminished. There will be war, resulting in Israeli borders finally extending to full dimensions spoken in books Genesis and Joshua. America will feel pain and suffer loss of life and military position. There will be Fifth Column activity in the lower 48.

      America is blessed as this current administration in Washington seeks to enable Israeli’s Scriptural mandates. Nonetheless, America’s organizations and Universities still dealing in BDS will be held against her.. The blood of tens of millions of unborn innocents shall be avenged. The Lord has many accounts to settle with the English speaking people in several venues; but Trump’s Federal interventions in behalf of Israel have raised the hedge around America to an appreciable degree, and for some period of time.

      • Jan 21, 2020 @ 19:55 at 19:55
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        ….unless something wonderful finally happens: The ICC prosecutes and condemns Islam for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes

        • Jan 21, 2020 @ 22:59 at 22:59
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          So,
          Ganz also wants to Extend Israel to the Jordan Valley,….but,
          In Coordination with the International Community,…..
          The International community?
          The guy is wasting his time in politics,He should be a standup comedian!
          Any one out there stupid enough to think the EU would agree to anything that would be of help to Israel?

          • Jan 22, 2020 @ 14:23 at 14:23
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            “International cooperation etc” *could* mean the key states – US/Germany/UK etc – doing what their Friends of Israel lobbies pay them for. They’ve done a lot so far – incl. anti-BDS legislation in France & Germany. I doubt Ganz means it so literally, in wh. case yes it would be ridiculous.

      • Jan 21, 2020 @ 21:14 at 21:14
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        Yes from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates river is what God promised Abraham and a couple of his descendants.
        That will happen soon, but not before the King returns to Mt Zion.

      • Jan 21, 2020 @ 23:51 at 23:51
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        Israelis: “We have a Book that says all this land is ours”
        Arabs: “We have a Book that says kill all infidels”

        As you Evangelicals Christians phrase it – “Sola Scriptura”. The problem is everyone has their own scripture.

    • Jan 22, 2020 @ 0:20 at 0:20
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      Do not need to annex Jotdan –just move all the Palestinians to their home land of Jordan . What Jordan`s king might or need to do is to take back what is really belong to him –the house of Saud . Become oil magnate , and this will be hystorical justice for all , including Israel that will get all the west bank and gaza , while PLO and Hamas will rule the Palestinian country .
      If not whether anyone likes or not Jordan will disappear , and cannot stand on its own without British and Israeli help . .

      • Jan 22, 2020 @ 5:19 at 5:19
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        I would volunteer for HM Abdullah II’s army tomorrow if it meant I got to steamroll thru Riyadh and smoke some Saudi napkinheads.

    • Jan 22, 2020 @ 1:04 at 1:04
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      No Johnny, What’s referred to as “Jordan” is really “Palestine”.

  • Jan 21, 2020 @ 19:53 at 19:53
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    Greater ISRAEL please

  • Jan 21, 2020 @ 20:16 at 20:16
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    …Only emphasizes B. Ganz’s horrendous mediocrity…

  • Jan 21, 2020 @ 20:18 at 20:18
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    …Only emphasizes B. Ganz’s horrendous mediocrity…

  • Jan 21, 2020 @ 20:35 at 20:35
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    Seriously guys you need to go get some help. You all sound like religious n#tters that are in need of serious intervention to remove this cultish brainwashing that you have been subjected to.

    Using religion as cover for ethnic cleansing is not rational.

    • Jan 21, 2020 @ 21:09 at 21:09
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      AND DRINKING UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF FERMENTED GIZM FROM SMELLY FLEA-BITTEN ANIMALS IS NOT RATIONAL AND ACTUALLY INSANE!

    • Jan 21, 2020 @ 21:35 at 21:35
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      Look Tommy, yesterday you got rapped badly, there are scratches on your cheeks on the inside, dislocated larynx with ripped vocal chords, why don’t you take a refreshing vacation a month or two.
      When you fresh, I’ll take you again in peni-s-works.

    • Jan 21, 2020 @ 22:23 at 22:23
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      Using religion is not rational!!!

    • Jan 22, 2020 @ 1:18 at 1:18
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      The Palestinian population has always been increasing over the years, so what “ethnic cleansing” are you talking about, Tommy????

    • Jan 22, 2020 @ 14:47 at 14:47
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      I must also add…rational or not, it’s the order of the day and will not be stopped by a few little morons trolling Debka.

  • Jan 22, 2020 @ 1:21 at 1:21
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    אני אוונגלי ואוהב את ישראל בכל נשמתי ובמקדש שלי יש הרבה יהודים משיחיים על ידי ישוע הוא המשיח ומי שמכריז על המשיח כאשר מקדש שלמה נבנה יהיה האנטיכריסט בנו של השטן הרב יצחק קדורי מכיוון הרב קדורי ידע שהיהודים והגויים אינם מקבלים ישוע כי המשיח יסתיים בגיהינום, מכיוון שזה מכל ליבי אני מקווה שזה המחקר האנושי היחיד ומשווה את עידן הרב קדורי ומקבל שעובדי ההוראה של המשיח על ישוע הוא האדם האנושי הבלתי מעורער וחולק של YWHV ביהודה ליצירת פסק הדין המשיחי

    • Jan 22, 2020 @ 5:15 at 5:15
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      יהודים הם חזירים.

      • Jan 22, 2020 @ 14:51 at 14:51
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        באמת גם אני

  • Jan 22, 2020 @ 1:48 at 1:48
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    Sovreignty over that valley should be a non-issue. “Pledging” to do now what they should long ago have proposed (even one of them) — is empty talk at this point.

  • Jan 22, 2020 @ 3:30 at 3:30
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    Gantz is a Schwantz and follows the script that the pollsters tell him.HE IS A FRIEND OF TIBI NOT BIBI

  • Jan 22, 2020 @ 5:13 at 5:13
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    STOP abortion NOW

    • Jan 22, 2020 @ 14:54 at 14:54
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      I wouldn’t let a sharmouta like you carry my jock strap.

  • Jan 22, 2020 @ 5:16 at 5:16
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    Yes annex Jordan valley while you hide withdrawal of east Jerusalem

  • Jan 22, 2020 @ 7:10 at 7:10
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    Gantz is Following Bibi Lead & Now Agrees with Bibi that the Jordan Valley is Good for Israel, Jordan & Israeli Citizens including Palestinians. Since this for the Israel let the Citizens Vote their Current Present & Futures! This Far Better than Living under a Supreme Leader!

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