A poll conducted in one of the regional councils in the Jordan Valley found that
residents there are interested in being evacuated in return for proper
compensation, and a chance for real peace with the Palestinians.
was taken by the Center for Diplomatic Macro- Economics and sponsored by the
left-wing organization Blue White Future, which advocates for the passage of
legislation compensating settlers to leave their homes.
It was taken amid
talk of annexing the Jordan Valley, and keeping the Jewish communities
Among residents of the Arvot Yarden Regional Council, 36 percent
said they were willing to leave for proper compensation whether or not a
diplomatic agreement with the Palestinian Authority was made.
will be a peace deal, 62 percent would be willing to evacuate their
Head of Blue White Future Gilead Sher, who was bureau chief in
prime minister Ehud Barak’s administration, attacked Likud MK Miri Regev’s
Jordan Valley annexation bill.
“The bill’s goal is to torpedo any chance
for a diplomatic solution,” Sher said. “It is completely disconnected from what
is happening in the field, and would make hostages out of Jordan Valley
“Israel should enable residents of Judea, Samaria and
especially the Jordan Valley to return to the borders of the country, which will
be decided in a peace agreement or in a decision by the government.”