Jordan Valley Leader: This is Israel's 'Safety Belt'

Special interview: Jordan Valley mayor notes Judea-Samaria key to Israeli security - especially in light of Operation Protective Edge.Benny Toker, 7/27/2014, 8:34 AM

IDF Insists Jordanian Man Shot Dead by Troops was a Terrorist

IDF Spokesman says Raed Zeiter tried to grab a soldier's weapon. Diplomats beseiged in Amman embassy. Security cameras malfunctioned?Gil Ronen, 3/11/2014, 10:01 AM

Jordan Valley Told to Keep Construction Process Going

Despite rumors of a building freeze, Jordan Valley Regional Council head tells Arutz Sheva senior officials OK'd building process.Tova Dvorin , 3/5/2014, 10:32 PM

Bennett: With 'Smart' Defenses, Who Needs An Army?

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett questions the wisdom of relying on technology to ensure Israel's defense in the Jordan Valley.David Lev, 2/27/2014, 11:10 AM

Public Opinion Key to Keeping Judea and Samaria, Experts Say

Ahead of Thursday's academic conference on the Disengagement, and in light of peace talks, experts note the power of the public eye.Tova Dvorin, 2/25/2014, 11:11 AM

'We Are Stronger Than Any Attempts to Uproot Us'

Gidon Sa'ar, Yariv Levin, and Orit Struk open nationalist march through the Jordan Valley. The message: the Valley will always be Israel's.Tova Dvorin, 2/21/2014, 10:23 AM

US 'Narrowing the Gaps' on a Framework Agreement

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Jordan, PA to discuss peace, claims that negotiations are advancing.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2014, 9:50 PM

100 Million Shekel Boycott Damage To Jordan Valley

At upcoming agricultural conference, figures will be announced showing astronomical European boycott toll last year.Ari Yashar, 2/14/2014, 7:57 AM

Kerry: Netanyahu Doesn't Want NATO Securing Israel

Kerry says Netanyahu opposes Abbas's proposal of NATO forces replacing IDF in Judea and Samaria, criticizes 'settlers.'Ari Yashar, 2/8/2014, 8:17 PM

Security Forces Clear Illegal Arab Outpost in Jordan Valley

Arab and leftist activists cleared from area by joint security forces operation.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 2/7/2014, 3:38 PM

Old-School Israeli PR Makes the Case for Judea and Samaria

Slated for destruction, 30-year-old video by IDF Spokesperson's unit offers a glimpse into pre-Oslo days, when security trumped politics.Ari Soffer, 2/4/2014, 9:08 PM

Palestinian Arabs Set Up Outpost Near Jericho

Arabs and leftist activists take over abandoned homes near Jericho, in protest of Israel's refusal to "evict settlements."Elad Benari, Canada, 1/31/2014, 8:22 PM

Netanyahu 'won't Uproot Any Settlements, Anywhere'

High ranking source in Prime Minister's Office tells Arutz Sheva Netanyahu's statement in Davos did not just refer to Jordan Valley.Mark Langfan, 1/26/2014, 5:59 PM

Galon Slams Netanyahu: Not a Partner for Peace

Meretz chairwoman attacks PM Netanyahu over his declaration that he will not evict any communities from the Jordan Valley.Elad Benari, 1/26/2014, 1:44 AM

Netanyahu: I Will Not Evict Israelis from the Jordan Valley

Prime Minister Netanyahu tells reporters in Davos that he will not evict any Israeli communities in the Jordan Valley.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/24/2014, 8:58 PM

Akunis: A Palestinian State would Endanger Israeli Cities

"I support maximum self-rule for the Palestinians but not a Palestinian state," says Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis.Elad Benari, 1/19/2014, 2:46 AM

John Kerry to Present Framework Deal at End of January

Outline for potential deal to be announced in Jordan; US to push meeting between PA, Israel under Jordanian supervision.Tova Dvorin, 1/18/2014, 9:02 PM

'We Want Seedlings, Not Rockets'

World Likud, WZO, Jordan Valley Regional Council team up to ensure Israel's roots in the Jordan Valley in a unique way: through trees.Tova Dvorin, 1/17/2014, 8:25 AM

Steinitz: Ya'alon Comments Won't Hurt Strong US-Israel Ties

Interior Minister Yuval Steinitz praised Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon for apologizing to U.S. Secretary of State John KerryDavid Lev, 1/16/2014, 10:40 AM

Dagan Wrong on Jordan Valley, Says Military Historian

In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Israeli military historian Aryeh Yitzchaki said that Israel needed the Jordan Valley to ensure securityDavid Lev, 1/16/2014, 9:54 AM

Report: Yaalon Outburst Provoked by Kerry-led Pressure Campaign

Harsh comments by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon about John Kerry are the result of a US campaign to pressure Israeli military heads.David Lev, 1/16/2014, 8:27 AM

Saar: Jordan Valley a Test

Israel’s Interior Minister: The offers is always the same – ’67 lines’ and a divided Jerusalem.Maayana Miskin, 1/14/2014, 7:04 PM

Peres Fumes Over Jordan Valley Annexation Bill

Shimon Peres is reportedly furious over annexation bill which he claims hurts Israel's image in the world and Kerry's 'peace efforts.'Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2014, 11:37 AM

Likud Deputy Minister: Kerry is 'Extreme' in Pressuring Israel

MK Ofir Akunis says 'large' Israeli concessions to US demands on peace deal will endanger coalition.Gil Ronen, 1/5/2014, 6:53 PM

Former Mossad Head: Jordan Valley not Critical

Ex-Mossad head says Israel could survive without the Jordan Valley. MK: his left-wing views were proven wrong in the past.Maayana Miskin, 1/5/2014, 12:53 PM

Steinitz: Israel Rejects US Plans for the Jordan Valley

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz states on public radio Sunday that Israel has rejected the US's plans for the Jordan Valley.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2014, 10:16 AM

'If We Withdraw from the Jordan Valley, Hamas Will Take Over'

IDF officials explain that a withdrawal from the Jordan Valley will lead to another Hamas-controlled terror state.Tova Dvorin, 1/5/2014, 9:30 AM

Struk: Kerry Deal? Not Under This Government

Jewish Home MK, in interview with Arutz Sheva, explains why a deal will never be passed under the current coalition.Tova Dvorin, 1/5/2014, 8:22 AM

Watch: MKs Visit Jordan Valley, Express Support

MKs tour Jordan Valley, pour foundation cement for new homes. Video shows MKs present at the event.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 1/3/2014, 1:28 PM

Akunis: Coalition in Danger from Kerry Deal

Deputy Minister warns coalition govt. faces significant changes due to US pressure on Jordan Valley withdrawal.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2014, 12:05 PM

Jewish Home's New Film: 'American Bluff'

In response to surreal US security proposals for Jordan Valley, Jewish Home's secular branch releases parody trailer.Ari Yashar, 1/2/2014, 4:11 PM

Yesh Atid MK in Jordan Valley: Annexation a Mistake

Yesh Atid MK joins tour of Jordan Valley, launches argument against maintaining Israel presence.Maayana Miskin, 1/2/2014, 2:17 PM

MKs: Without Jordan Valley, Israel Can't Defend Itself

The Jordan Valley must remain part of Israel in the event of any negotiated settlement, declare MKs, Ministers on a tour of the area.David Lev, 1/2/2014, 11:58 AM

Knesset Head: Some Concessions are Bad for Peace

Dangerous land concessions make peace less likely, MK Edelstein warns.Maayana Miskin, 1/2/2014, 10:25 AM

Report: Defense Ministry Rejects US Plan for Jordan Valley

Maariv reports that Defense Ministry rejects US plans for Jordan Valley, based on security needs.Tova Dvorin, 1/1/2014, 9:54 PM

Left-Wing MK Submits Bill to Prevent Jordan Valley Annexation

Leftist MK to propose bill preventing full annexation of Judea and Samaria; if passed, it would force a two-state solution.Tova Dvorin, 1/1/2014, 4:15 PM

Kerry Seeks Peace Framework in Tenth Visit to Israel

As Kerry begins 2014 with a trip to the Middle East, State Department official says Israeli construction "creates a lot of questions."Elad Benari, 1/1/2014, 6:44 AM

MK Akunis: Jordan Valley is our 'Iron Wall'

Deputy Minister tours Jordan Valley, says Israel must not succumb to US pressure to withdraw.Gil Ronen, 12/31/2013, 8:14 PM

Abbas Says Jordan Valley Annexation 'A Red Line'

PA Chairman attacks Sunday ministerial vote on bill to annex region, calls annexation 'red line which can not be crossed.'Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2013, 4:31 PM

'Fake' Poll Evidence of 'Psychological War' Over Jordan Valley

Danny Dayan reveals survey showing ‘settlers’ want to leave was fiction, charges attempts amount to ‘psychological warfare’ by far-left.Maayana Miskin, 12/31/2013, 3:54 PM

Erekat: The Talks Have Failed, Let's Go to the UN

Chief PA negotiator accuses Israel of destroying the peace talks, says the PA should seek statehood recognition at the UN.Elad Benari, 12/31/2013, 3:16 AM

Danon: 'Jordan Valley Annexation Part of Likud Party Platform'

At Likud party meeting, Dep. Defense Minister says Jordan Valley belongs to Israel, calls on gov't to oppose US pressure.Ari Yashar, 12/30/2013, 5:44 PM

Livni: I Want A Liberal, Not a Nationalistic, Israel

Justice Minister Tzippy Livni says proposal to annex the Jordan Valley will only succeed in embarrassing Israel.David Lev, 12/30/2013, 3:48 PM

Erekat Condemns Vote on Jordan Valley Annexation

Chief PA negotiator says Israel is "destroying peace" by approving a bill to annex the Jordan Valley.Elad Benari, 12/30/2013, 2:42 AM

Ministers Approve Jordan Valley Annexation

Justice Minister Livni vows to appeal the decision, is certain that it will be blocked.Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer, 12/29/2013, 5:14 PM

Proposal on Jordan Valley: Make It Part of Israel

MK Regev seeks Israeli sovereignty in Jordan Valley, warns constant land concessions ‘could leave us with just Tel Aviv.’Maayana Miskin, 12/29/2013, 8:27 AM

US Pushing Israel To Sell Jordan Valley Withdrawal

Israeli media reports US is pushing Israeli generals to turn public doubt, raising favor over Kerry's proposed withdrawals.Ari Yashar, 12/27/2013, 9:20 AM

‘We Won’t Let Jordan Valley Become a Second Lebanon’

Council head warns Jordan Valley could become terror base, says Israeli residents gearing up for a struggle.Maayana Miskin and Ari Soffer, 12/26/2013, 11:56 AM

What Are We Thinking?

Analysis: As John Kerry seeks to force a deal based on the 'Allon Plan', Arutz Sheva analyst says the implications for Israel are dire.Mark Langfan, 12/26/2013, 4:49 AM

Terrorists Threaten to Attack US Troops in Jordan Valley

Terrorists respond to Kerry’s peace proposal: put international troops in the Jordan Valley, and we’ll attack them.Dalit Halevy, Maayana Miskin, 12/24/2013, 5:38 PM

Report: New Revelations On Kerry's Israel Plan

Kerry wants IDF Jordan border control gradually shift to PA, IDF drones to monitor Judea Samaria terror following withdrawals.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2013, 11:42 AM

Arab League Rejects Israeli Jordan Valley Presence

Kerry's proposal leaving IDF in Jordan Valley for 10 years rejected in Cairo emergency meeting called by Abbas.Ari Yashar, 12/21/2013, 8:52 PM

Kerry to Force Security Plan on Netanyahu

Report shows Kerry's staff plans to 'attack' Netanyahu in January, make him submit to US arrangement uprooting Jordan Valley communities.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2013, 12:43 PM

Analyst's Revelation of Kerry's 'Fraud' Attracts Notice

Mark Langfan's revelation of 1967 USJCoS 'defensible' borders map gains attention on news sites, warns of Kerry's plans.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2013, 10:12 PM

US Military Chiefs Advised Against Judea-Samaria Pullout in '67

Declassified document obtained by Arutz Sheva shows Joint Chiefs agreed Israel must not give up Judea, Samaria.Arutz Sheva staff, 12/16/2013, 6:37 PM

PA Formally Refuses to Recognize Jewish State

PA source says Abbas rejects Israeli security presence in 'Palestine' along Jordan border, formally refuses to recognize Jewish state.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/13/2013, 3:20 PM

Abbas Rejects Israeli Security Presence in the Jordan Valley

PA Chairman declares that if Israel insists on maintaining security presence in the Jordan Valley, there will not be a peace agreement.Elad Benari, 12/13/2013, 4:13 AM