Gantz Vows to Annex Jordan Valley; Netanyahu Wants Sovereignty 'Without Exception'

Palestinian President Abbas responded that annexation of West Bank territory would 'eradicate the foundations' of the political process and throw region into instability

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Benny Gantz, chairman of Kahol Lavan, said Tuesday that he would work to advance Israel's annexation of the Jordan Valley after Israel's March 2 election, adding he is expecting the publication of the Trump administration's Mideast peace plan. In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who in the past has promised annexation not only of the Jordan Valley but of Area C territories comprising over 60% of the West Bank, said he will apply Israeli law to all Israeli settlements "without exception."