The United States government has prepared a comprehensive defense plan aimed at assuaging Israeli security concerns in the event that Jerusalem agrees to pull back its armed forces from the Jordan Valley as part of a future final-status treaty with the Palestinians.
In the meantime, The question of what international law would say if Israel annexed the Jordan Valley is being discussed. Those supporting annexation argue there was no prior sovereign Palestinian country in control of the territory, to which it would now have to be returned.
Why are these things being discussed in today’s news? Apparently, there are those behind the scenes that are preparing for the day that an Israeli-Palestinian agreement will be concluded. And then, maybe it’s closer than we think.