Gantz: Dropping sovereignty paved way for Abraham Accords

Defense Minister says former PM Netanyahu's decision to drop 'unilateral' push for sovereignty in Judea and Samaria was necessary.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Benny Gantz
Benny Gantz
spokesperson

Defense Minister Benny Gantz addressed opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu at an event marking the one-year anniversary the Abraham Accords in the Knesset and reminded him that the agreements were signed after Netanyahu agreed to remove from the agenda his intention to apply Israeli sovereignty in parts of Judea and Samaria.

"The fact that we prevented a unilateral move of annexation allowed the vision of the Abraham Accords to materialize and break through. I am very happy that these peace treaties were signed and I am sure they will be expanded and be an engine of change in the Middle East," Gantz said.

He added that "in order for the State of Israel to reach peace agreements and expand them, it must remain the most powerful state in the Middle East. That is how we act and that is how we will continue to act forever."

He said, "Israel is working to expand the agreements and even add more agreements. These days we are working to strengthen security cooperation between the countries that signed the Abraham Accords with the State of Israel."



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