PM said weighing dropping immunity request if Gantz backs Jordan Valley annexation next week

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing dropping his request for immunity from corruption charges if Blue and White chair Benny Gantz backs an initiative next week to apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

Quoting Likud sources, the broadcaster says Netanyahu is considering publicly making such an offer when his party kicks off its election campaign tonight at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.

Gantz said earlier today he would push to extend sovereignty over the Jordan Valley after the March 2 elections and do so “in coordination with the international community.”

Netanyahu, who before elections in September made a similar campaign pledge, subsequently called on Gantz to back efforts to apply sovereignty over the Jordan Valley immediately.

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