'Jordan has a vested interest in Israeli sovereignty'

Leader of Security Movement criticizes those who are attempting to prevent sovereignty. 'The security benefit would be very big.'Nitzan Keidar, Thursday, 4:47 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Pipes vs. Pipes in the New York Times

Daniel Pipes has been scrupulously strict in avoiding any action-oriented prescriptions to achieve his “Israeli Victory”; until now. Op-ed.Dr. Martin Sherman, 5/17/2020, 4:00 AM

Netanyahu's annexation plan can't be stopped

Annexation of the Jordan Valley is a long-standing Israeli objective due to its strategic importance, going back to PM Yitzhak Rabin. Op-ed.Prof. Efraim Inbar, 5/6/2020, 11:57 AM

Palestinian Authority arresting Arabs working for Jewish farmers in the Jordan Valley

'Securitists' movement says PA is trying to destroy Jordan Valley agriculture.Ido Ben Porat, 4/13/2020, 1:20 PM

Samaria Regional Council Head urges PM not to 'miss this historic opportunity'

Yossi Dagan hopes PM Netanyahu won't cave in to pressure from Blue & White.Hezki Baruch, 4/7/2020, 12:20 PM

'Think 2 steps ahead, apply sovereignty'

MK Uzi Dayan says government must take advantage of opportunity created by Trump peace plan even during coronavirus crisis.Nitzan Keidar, 4/5/2020, 5:24 PM

Disagreements over sovereignty between Likud, Blue and White

Likud insisting on including sovereignty in new government's principles, but Blue and White opposes move, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2020, 9:06 AM

Due to coronavirus: 'Flash wedding' in the Jordan Valley

Ma'ale Ephraim Yeshiva rises to the occasion to help organize a wedding that couldn't take place at a hall as planned due to restrictions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2020, 11:52 AM

Israeli voters, the elections are a referendum on national sovereignty

The Trump plan is a test for Israel regarding application of Israeli law over the Jordan Valley and the Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria.Dr. Aviel Sheyin-Stevens, 3/2/2020, 6:45 PM

Mark Langfan explains the strategic value of the West Bank

Mark Langfan explains why Israel and the United States' security require Israeli control over the West Bank.Sharona Cohen, 3/1/2020, 11:21 PM

Voter apathy threatens reunion of Judea and Samaria with Israel

Voters might be tempted to throw up their hands in despair at the turmoil in Israel’s political system and simply not turn up to vote, or vote for a party with no chance, possibly denying the fulfilment of a dream reborn 100 years ago at San Remo. David Singer, 2/24/2020, 12:46 PM

Jewish man injured in attack near Mevo'ot Yericho in the Jordan Valley

Israeli assaulted by masked Arabs accompanied by radical left-wing activists near Israeli town in Jordan Valley. Victim suffers head injury.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2020, 2:45 PM

EU foreign minister warns Israel against annexation

Josep Borrell says Israeli annexation of Jordan Valley could lead to Palestinian Arab protests.Elad Benari, 2/12/2020, 5:31 AM

Basic Middle East facts

How Middle East realities are a reflection of the behavior of the Palestinians. Barry Shaw, 2/4/2020, 12:08 PM

Chinese students tour Judean Desert, Jordan Valley

Dozens of Chinese students visit Judean Desert and the Jordan Valley in tour given by pro-Israel 'Im Tirtzu' organization.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2020, 12:45 PM

Britain warns Israel against annexation

UK foreign office expresses concern over possible Israeli application of sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/31/2020, 9:49 PM

Reut Schvartz, killed in Jordan Valley accident, laid to rest

Schvartz, mother of three, was killed in Jordan Valley car accident. Last night she was laid to rest in Shadmot Mehola.Mordechai Sones, 1/30/2020, 8:15 AM

IDF reinforces Jordan Valley ahead of Trump plan release

As Arabs protest against planned release of Trump peace plan, IDF transfers brigade from Golani to the Jordan ValleyArutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2020, 1:26 PM

Poll: Israelis sharply divided over Jordan Valley annexation

As Netanyahu pushes annexation of Jordan Valley, Israelis nearly evenly divided on whether to take unilateral steps to annex the area.David Rosenberg, 1/24/2020, 10:10 AM

Jordan: Annexation of Jordan Valley would blow up peace process

Jordan’s Foreign Minister warns against Israeli annexation of the Jordan Valley, says it would "destroy the two-state solution".Elad Benari, 1/24/2020, 3:10 AM

White House opposes unilateral Israeli moves, including Jordan Valley sovereignty

Officials say Trump Administration opposed to any unilateral Israeli moves before release of Trump peace plan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2020, 3:21 PM

PM Netanyahu waiting for green light from Washington to apply sovereignty in Jordan Valley

Likud officials clarify: PM Netanyahu asked for 'green light' from US to apply sovereignty to the Jordan Valley.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2020, 10:48 AM

Regev to Gantz: 'Enough with the tales of sovereignty, tell the public the truth'

Min. Miri Regev tells Arutz Sheva: Benny Gantz doesn't really want to annex Jordan Valley, he has a lot of support among the left.Yoni Kempinski, 1/22/2020, 10:12 AM

PA criticizes both Netanyahu and Gantz

Abbas spokesman says Netanyahu and Gantz's statements on annexation will lead to a dangerous escalation.Dalit Halevi, 1/22/2020, 5:05 AM

Barak blasts Netanyahu over annexation

Former Prime Minister: Netanyahu being dragged by Smotrich towards security lawlessness.Hezki Baruch, 1/22/2020, 3:08 AM

Gantz: I don't support unilateral annexation

Blue and White leader rejects calls to support bill applying sovereignty in the Jordan Valley before elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2020, 8:43 PM

Bennett: Don't miss opportunity for sovereignty in Jordan Valley

Defense Minister praises Bezalel Smotrich's proposal to apply sovereignty in the Jordan Valley. 'Zionist parties cannot miss 1-time chance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2020, 8:15 PM

Bill for sovereignty in Jordan Valley to be presented next week

Likud seeks to 'test' Blue and White party by pushing bill to apply sovereignty to Jordan Valley before the next elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2020, 6:55 PM

Sovereignty Movement calls Jordan Valley proposal 'momentous opportunity not to be wasted'

Movement urges Prime Minister: Emphasize that Jordan Valley is preliminary step leading to sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.Mordechai Sones, 1/21/2020, 4:41 PM

PM Netanyahu to MK Gantz: 'Why wait for elections to apply sovereignty?'

PM Netanyahu urges MK Gantz to approve annexation of Jordan Valley, instead of waiting for after March elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2020, 4:01 PM

Gantz vows to promote annexation of Jordan Valley - in coordination with int'l community

'Offers to trade Jordan Valley for peace deal were a mistake,' says Blue & White chief, vowing to pursue annexation - but not unilaterally.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2020, 2:28 PM

Sovereignty Movement welcomes Smotrich initiative

Sovereignty Movement welcomes initiative of Transportation Minister to promote application of Israeli sovereignty in the Jordan Valley.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2020, 3:44 AM

Smotrich calls for vote next week on Jordan Valley sovereignty

Transportation Minister writes to PM calling for Knesset plenum to use discussion of immunity to push for vote on sovereignty.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2020, 9:08 PM

Time to annex the Jordan Valley

Prime Minister Netanyahu should carry out his campaign promise of September 2019. Opinion.Joseph Frager, MD, 1/19/2020, 1:27 PM

Recent heavy rainfall leads to flooding in Judean Desert, makes way to Dead Sea

Recent heavy rainfall causes flooding descending from the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea.Elisheva Lavi, 1/9/2020, 12:54 PM

Bennett: Our goal is to prevent all illegal PA construction in Jordan Valley

DM Bennett tours Jordan Valley. 'I am not the UN. I am fully in favor of the settlements.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2020, 4:06 PM

Committee to Promote Jordan Valley Sovereignty to convene

Inter-ministerial committee prepares plan to annex Jordan Valley to State of Israel in accordance with PM's promise on eve of last electionsHezki Baruch, 12/24/2019, 3:40 PM

Netanyahu freezes Jordan Valley annexation plan over ICC probe

Plan to apply Israeli sovereignty over Jordan Valley frozen after International Criminal Court moves forward with probe of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2019, 1:59 PM

Weapons smuggling foiled in Jordan Valley

IDF forces foil weapon smuggling attempt on Israel's eastern border.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2019, 7:00 PM

Abbas: We'll cancel agreements if Israel annexes Jordan Valley

PA chairman says elections will be held in PA, but only if Israel allows eastern Jerusalem Arabs to vote.Elad Benari, 12/9/2019, 11:54 PM

Blue and White MK: There will be no annexation

MK Ofer Shelah dismisses Netanyahu's statement that him serving as PM first would allow for application of sovereignty over Jordan Valley.Hezki Baruch, 12/8/2019, 6:08 AM

Report: PM Netanyahu did not discuss annexation with Pompeo

Channel 13 reporter claims PM Netanyahu lied about content of meeting with US Sec. of State Pompeo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2019, 7:03 PM

'Sovereignty in Jordan Valley would endanger peace with Jordan'

Security officials warn of wave of protests that would force King Abdullah to suspend 1994 peace treaty between countries.Mordechai Sones, 12/3/2019, 10:36 PM

'A rotation for Lapid - or sovereignty over the Jordan Valley'

Dep. Defense Minister Dichter calls on Blue and White leader to put aside personal considerations, focus on Israel's future.Dep. Defense Min. Avi Dichter, 12/3/2019, 2:12 PM

Netanyahu: We have a historic opportunity

PM discusses call with Donald Trump on plans to apply sovereignty to Jordan Valley. 'Things we could have only dreamed of are happening.'Nitzan Keidar, 12/2/2019, 2:41 PM

Likud minister: 'Rare opportunity we must not miss'

Min. Elkin, Likud negotiator, says PM Netanyahu insisting on being first in rotation deal in order to apply sovereignty to Jordan Valley.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2019, 12:54 PM

2 State Solution would turn country into Judea/Samaria Envelope

'Missile launches toward cities of coastal lowland were never considered in various scenarios until Israel withdrew.'Mordechai Sones, 11/14/2019, 12:34 PM

Jordan closes entrance to Naharayim

As 25-year lease ends, Jordan closes enclave on Israel's side of the Jordan River to Israelis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/9/2019, 6:04 PM

Sovereignty over Maale Adumim, Gush Etzion, Jordan Valley

MK Shaked submits bill, asserting there is currently a window of opportunity for sovereignty move that will not return.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/3/2019, 2:52 PM

Nineteen pistols, five Kalashnikov rifles - and more

IDF forces apprehend suspects, confiscate large amount of illegal weapons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2019, 8:36 PM

Israeli farmers to Jordan king: Don't cut us off from our lands

Ahead of termination of land lease, Jordan Valley Council turns to Jordan's King Abdullah. 'Let us meet and reach an agreement.'Mordechai Sones, 10/10/2019, 1:04 PM

PA official threatens legal steps over Israeli sovereignty move

Palestinian Authority “foreign minister”: We have the international support to tackle any threats by Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 10/4/2019, 6:06 AM

Shadmot Mehola security coordinator retiring after 35 years

Ernie Kaminiski is resigning his position as the security coordinator in a Jordan Valley community.Orly Harari, 9/28/2019, 9:47 PM

Arab protesters wave PLO flag from northern Dead Sea

Dozens of Palestinians protest PM Netanyahu's announcement that Israel intends to annex the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/28/2019, 8:19 PM

Let Liberman be Deputy Prime Minister and call it a day

Jaws might drop over this suggestion, and Trump haters might even go so far as to suggest an investigation as to Russia’s possible ties to the ‘mad’ Russian Avigdor, but there is nothing wrong with being mad like a fox. Gerald McGlothlin, 9/19/2019, 4:02 PM

A wind of anti-Zionism batters Israel

Liberman, who made himself a name as a right wing hawk, has lately embraced the secular anti-religious agenda. And militant secularism and Zionism rarely coexisted. Giulio Meotti, 9/18/2019, 3:27 PM

Macron, Jordanian King concerned over Jordan Valley

French President and Jordan's King voice concern over Israel's plan to impose sovereignty over the Jordan Valley.Elad Benari, 9/17/2019, 5:36 AM