Gantz Vows to Annex Jordan Valley, ‘Hopes Trump Releases Peace Plan Soon’

Benny Gantz, chairman of Kahol Lavan, said Tuesday that he would work to advance Israel's annexation of the Jordan Valley after Israel's March 2 election, adding he is expecting the publication of the Trump administration's Mideast peace plan.

Speaking during a tour of the region, Gantz said "The Jordan Valley is Israel's eastern defensive barrier in any future conflict. Israeli governments that spoke of the possibility of returning the area [to Jordanian control] were making a grave strategic and security mistake, and we see this strip of land as an inseparable part of the State of Israel."

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When asked about the Trump administration's plan for Middle East peace, Gantz said, "I hope that President Trump will hurry and release his plan. Several weeks have passed. Many dramatic things are happening in the Middle East, and I'm looking forward to the plan's release."