Netanyahu to German FM: Israel must control Jordan Valley, keep settlements there under peace deal

During his meeting with Germany’s foreign minister, Netanyahu stressed Israel’s security needs in the Jordan Valley and said the world should stop “feeding the illusion of displacing people from their homes,” according to a statement from his office.

“The prime minister upheld Israel’s vital interests in any future deal, such as the need for full security control west of the Jordan. In addition, Prime Minister Netanyahu said any realistic plan must recognize the Israeli settlements in the area and not feed the illusion of displacing people from their homes,” the statement says.

The two also discussed the impact of the pandemic on the economy, Iran’s nuclear program and a bid by Israel to end funding for NGOs that oppose the Jewish state, the statement says.

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