Washington instructed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop the plans to annex and extend Israeli sovereignty over areas in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley, after the White House received angry and opposing messages to this plan from influential Arab countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, according to a Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida.
According to the Kuwaiti newspaper, experts believe that the White House is not willing to enter an international dispute because of Israel at this stage. The newspaper claimed the emergence of a new fact on the scene, as Palestinian signals finally arrived in Washington that the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) were ready to enter into negotiations on specific items in the “Deal of the Century” announced by the US President Donald Trump last January.
According to the source, Netanyahu expressed his dissatisfaction with the White House decision, which asked him to wait in the annexation plan, and appealed to Jordan and the Palestinians to enter into negotiations with Israel to resolve the issue with understanding.
The newspaper reported that one of the parties offered to lease areas along the border with Jordan to Israel for a period of 30 years. It is noteworthy that the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his partner Benny Gantz, leader of the Blue and White party; They agreed earlier that the new government, which will be rotated by its leadership, will begin applying Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, a strategic area that constitutes 30% of the West Bank, on July 1.