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Immunity trick? Netanyahu wants six-month extension as PM ‘only to annex Jordan Valley’

Immunity trick? Netanyahu wants six-month extension as PM ‘only to annex Jordan Valley’

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s playing the security card in an effort to stay in power. Six months as premier in a national unity government will be enough for him to annex a large swath of the West Bank… and become immune from prosecution. The Jordan Valley, the eastern part of West Bank bordering Jordan, was targeted by Netanyahu in September ahead of Israel’s second general election this year. The embattled prime minister promised that, if he stays in power, he would annex the area as Israel’s sovereign land, because that’s what is needed for national security. How big an impact his pledge made is not clear, but Netanyahu’s Likud party ended up almost tied with the Blue and White party of Benny Gantz. The outcome was just as inconclusive as the one from April’s election, and the two parties have since been struggling to form a government of national unity. On Monday Netanyahu repeated his annexation pledge, saying he’d discussed the plan to formally incorporate the Jordan Valley with US…
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