Thursday, July 30
Latest News
  1. White House: Report of Mullah Omar death 'credible'
  2. Federal Reserve holds key rate unchanged
  3. Kuwait's Zain telecom Q2 profit dives over Arab unrest
  4. IS car bomb kills 4 near mosque in Yemen capital
  5. Pentagon assures it will check Iran's 'malign' influence
  6. Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead
  7. Legal source: Egyptian electrocuted trying to sneak onto Eurostar:
  8. Yemen to merge 'resistance' fighters with army
  9. UN envoy invites Syrians to parallel, thematic talks
  10. Turkey gives formal approval to US to use air base for anti-IS raids
  11. Car bombing near hospital in Yemen capital
  12. Turkey pounds PKK as parliament meets in emergency session
  13. Yemen to merge 'resistance' fighters with army
  14. Study finds promising experimental MERS vaccine
  15. France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rouhani invite
  16. Iran's Zarif has 'no concern' about nuclear deal
  17. NATO vows solidarity with Turkey over Islamic State
  18. Afghanistan investigating reports of Taliban leader's death
  19. Israel PM approves 300 settler homes in occupied West Bank
  20. Israeli strike on Syrian town kills 5 pro-regime forces

Molcho 'suggests Israel could give up Jordan Valley'

Jan. 30, 2012 9:50 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 31, 2012 12:32 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s special envoy Yitzhak Molcho has informed the Palestinians in Amman that Israel will be ready to give up the Jordan Valley as part of the final status solution, an Israeli newspaper reported Monday.

Hebrew-language Maariv reported that Molcho suggested during the exploratory meetings in Amman that Israel would agree to abandon control on the Jordan Valley in exchange for intensive security measures at the Jordan river.

Commenting on the report, the Israeli Prime Minister's Office said that such leaks "are meant to distort the negotiations which both sides agreed to keep secret and to avoid leaking information to media outlets."

Meanwhile, Palestinian officials told Maariv that Israel requested to maintain control of the Jordan Valley for 10 more years.

However, the Israeli source which Maariv quoted, confirmed that Israel preferred intensive security measures at the Jordan river to maintaining control of the Jordan Valley.

Maariv highlighted that Netanyahu had referred in a recent speech before the Knesset to security measures at the Jordan river as a guarantee to Israeli security.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015