Netanyahu: Sovereignty may start small if Gantz insists

Israel may apply its law to only some of the settlements this summer because the US will only support it if Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantzis on board, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a group of former IDF senior commanders on Monday. There is a strong possibility that Gantz will only agree for sovereignty to be applied in phases, he said.

US President Donald Trump’s plan allows Israel to annex 30% of the West Bank, including all settlements and the Jordan Valley.
The Trump plan is a “historic opportunity” for Israel and must be seized now while Trump is in office, Netanyahu told the “Protectors of Israel” group.

In a Likud faction meeting, he said the map of where Israel will extend its laws can only be completed with Gantz, who remains indecisive.


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