Blue and White said to agree to some annexation under Trump plan

Blue and White and Likud have reportedly come to an agreement regarding the government’s policy toward annexation of parts of the West Bank under the aegis of the Trump administration’s peace proposal.

According to the deal, the sides decided that “the prime minister and acting prime minister will act with the full agreement of the US and in talks with the international community while preserving strategic interests and peace deals,” according to Kan.

Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz speaks to reporters near the West Bank settlement on Migdal Oz, after yeshiva student Dvir Yehuda was killed in a terror attack, on August 8, 2019. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)

Channel 13 news earlier reported that Blue and White leader Benny Gantz was prepared to accept a limited degree of annexation in order to reach a unity government agreement, but was not willing to agree to any move until after the coronavirus pandemic has ended, and is only willing to agree on annexation of settlement blocs located west of the security barrier.

Channel 12 reports that the agreement okays moves on annexation within 2.5 months. It also reports that parties will have freedom to vote for whomever they want for Knesset speaker, and that Blue and White will have its choice of the Foreign Ministry or Education Ministry, but not both portfolios.

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