Former Mossad Chief: Jordan Valley Not a Vital Israeli Security Asset

Dagan says any political statement citing security reasons for retaining Israeli control of the Jordan Valley is mere manipulation, Maariv reports; Intelligence Min. Steinitz: Anyone who doesn't understand Jordan Valley solution doesn't understand Mideast.

The Jordan Valley is not essential to Israel’s security because the country is not facing a threat from the east, said former Mossad director Meir Dagan, days after a ministerial panel supported legislation to officially annex the Israeli settlements in the valley, which borders Jordan.

“I have no problem with...