Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged on Tuesday, a week before the general election, that, if re-elected, he will apply Israeli law to all the Jewish locations of Judea and Samaria and other regions vital to Israel’s security. He said he had obtained the US administration’s approval. The first area to be annexed would be the Jordan Valley in its entirety– not just a short strip. Together with the Golan, whose annexation President Donald Trump endorsed, Israel would then be secured against enemies from the east. Netanyahu called for a mandate from the voter in order to form a cabinet able to deliver on this pledge. He said that, unlike the opposition leader Benny Gantz, he had the experience and skills for leading the negotiations on the Trump peace plan, which he said would be finally unveiled shortly after Israel’s general election. This was a unique and historic opportunity for resolving the future of Judea and Samaria.