Ref Israel extending to Jericho, Mark L is not so far-fetched really. The Alon Plan, which Israel still looks to be following behind the scenes, has a wide corridor through Jerusalem and the E1 to the 'annexed' Jordan Valley and Jericho. With the proposed route of the security barrier several miles to the east of Ma'ale Adumim, that has in fact been near-enough achieved already. The Alon plan has the WB divided into two parts, north and south of Jerusalem, with a road or tunnel between them. Of course the settlement enterprise has now divided the 2 into 210 isolated bits, but the underlying landgrab plan does not look to have changed.
Entrance to Jerusalem's Old City to be opened to residents, Israeli citizens and tourists (Haaretz)
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