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January 2, 2014 10:27 am

Leading Politicians Tour Jordan Valley, Express Opposition to Israeli Withdrawal From Territory

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Jerusalem Post – The Jordan Valley must be under Israeli sovereignty, Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) said as he issued a stern message to visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry against any suicidal talk of an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines.

Israel should rebuff any attempt to evacuate settlements from the Jordan Valley, Elkin said, as he stood in the valley’s Gitit settlement with a delegation of parliamentarians with as strong Likud contingent such Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar, Coalition Chairman MK Yariv Levin and MKs Miri Regev and Ruby Rivlin.

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