Netanyahu seeks to annex Jordan Valley ‘in coordination’ with U.S.

The announcement was an apparent last-ditch attempt to attract right-wing voters before country heads to the polls.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he may annex the Jordan Valley and other parts of the occupied West Bank “in coordination” with the United States — a move that risks shattering the fragile status quo in the volatile region.

“This is a historic opportunity to apply sovereignty to communities in Judea and Samaria,” he told reporters in Jerusalem Tuesday, referring to the West Bank.

“I request a mandate to apply Jewish sovereignty to all communities and I intend to do so in coordination with the United States,” he said, adding that the U.S. would present its long-awaited Israel-Palestinian peace plan a few days after the election.

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