Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political rival, Benny Gantz, are set to visit the White House on Tuesday to review the ‘Deal of the Century’; Early reports indicate that Israel will be recognized as sovereign over the Jordan Valley, including its settlements, and Jerusalem will officially be recognized as the capital of Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his primary political opponent, Benny Gantz, are set to visit the White House next Tuesday to review certain aspects of the Trump administration’s ‘Deal of the Century’. While early reports are rumoring that there is confirmation of specific details of the plan, Trump tweeted, “The United States looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister @Netanyahu & Blue & White Chairman @Gantzbe to the @WhiteHouse next week. Reports about the details and timing of our closely-held peace plan are purely speculative.”
Two of the said confirmations of the ‘Deal of the Century’ are reported to be 1) Israel will be recognized as sovereign over the Jordan Valley, including any of the settlements therein, and 2) Jerusalem will be formally recognized as the capital of Israel. Netanyahu praised the invitation, recalling several things the White House has already accomplished in favor of Israel, stating, “…we’re in the American Embassy in Jerusalem, that Jerusalem was recognized by President Trump as Israel’s capital, that President Trump has recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and now, with this invitation, I think that the president is seeking to give Israel peace and security, the peace and security that it deserves.
Netanyahu gave even higher praise to the continued friendship of the United States, stating, “With such friends in the White House, with such backing from the United States, we should get as broad a consensus as possible around the efforts to achieve security and peace. . . I look forward to doing both, and I thank you again for your extraordinary friendship. Thank you.”
Their visit to the White House comes just weeks before Israel’s historic third election.