Earlier this year, it was announced that Likud MK Danny Danon was drafting a plan to apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, a key campaign commitment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
However, this Wednesday it will be Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party placing a bill to apply sovereignty over the Jordan Valley before the Knesset. Undeterred by the results of a ministerial committee vote rejecting his bill, Lieberman has vowed to move ahead and is scathing in his criticism of the Likud-led coalition for failing to do so.
Security in the Jordan Valley is of strategic importance for Israel, now, more than ever, especially in light of the increased terror attacks there. What is Prime Minister Netanyahu waiting for? We will stress over and over – SOVEREIGNTY NOW – make it a priority!
Avigdor Liberman: ‘We need full sovereignty over the Jordan Valley’, by Shimon Cohen/Israel National News, March 13, 2023