Netanyahu: 'Deal of the Century' won't be brought for Knesset vote

PM Netanyahu says he still does not know position of Blue and White party on sovereignty.

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Netanyahu proposes sovereignty plan
Netanyahu proposes sovereignty plan
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated that he would not bring the Trump Administration's 'Deal of the Century' for a vote in the Knesset at the start of the weekly Likud faction meeting Monday.

When asked by faction members about his plans to apply Israeli sovereignty in parts of Judea and Samaria, the prime minister replied: "I want to apply sovereignty to half of Area C."

Netanyahu was asked about the positions of Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, both of the Blue and White party, on sovereignty. "I do not know exactly what the Blue and White position is on sovereignty," he answered. On the Jordan Valley and the settlement blocs, they may be in favor. As for the rest, I haven't received answers yet."

Earlier, Prime Minister Netanyahu told a group of former IDF officers that the application of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria may be carried out in several stages, Channel 13 News correspondent Barak Ravid reported.

In his meeting with the officials, Netanyahu stressed that the Trump Administration has demanded that any move to apply sovereignty have the approval of Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi.

Netanyahu said that he wanted to apply sovereignty over all 30% of Judea and Samria which were allocated to Israel under the Trump Administration's 'Deal of the Century,' but Gantz and Ashkenazi did not support such a move yet.