Netanyahu Discussed With Trump ‘Historic’ Chance to Secure Jordan Valley as Israel’s Eastern Border

Previously, the Israeli prime minister vowed to annex the Jordan Valley if he is re-elected for a new term, but the latter failed to materialise in the September election. Now he is facing trouble, as Israeli prosecutors have chosen to indict him in several corruption cases, with his immunity yet to be decided on.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spilled some details about his recent telephone talk with US President Donald Trump, namely saying that the two discussed such vital matters for the country as the fate of the Jordan Valley and a military pact between israel and the US.

“We also talked at length about historic opportunities that stand before us in the coming months — among them are [establishing] the Jordan Valley as the recognised eastern border of the State of Israel, as well as a defence treaty with the United States”, he said.

While Netanyahu didn’t reveal how Trump reacted to these “opportunities”, he indicated that if israel earlier “could only dream” of bringing them to fruition, now it has a shot at realising them. He added, though, that it would only be possible if Israeli political forces, namely his Likud Party and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Alliance, unite to form a government and avoid a possible third general election in 12 months.

Gantz has not reacted to Netanyahu’s renewed offer, but previously discarded the idea of building a political coalition with the prime minister, who is accused of corruption. Since making the…

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