Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich, a Yamina Knesset candidate, wrote Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, asking him to hold a vote on annexing the Jordan Valley when the Knesset convenes next Tuesday to vote on forming a House Committee that will reject immunity for Netanyahu.The vote would challenge Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, who supports keeping the Jordan Valley and will visit the strategic site on Tuesday. Smotrich's proposal was also seen as a threat against Netanyahu that his vote in favor of immunity could be lost if Netanyahu does not initiate the vote on the Jordan Valley."Yisrael Beytenu and Blue and White think a caretaker government can make key decisions on matters of principle, and I am in favor," Smotrich wrote Netanyahu. "Annexing the Jordan Valley is one of the most important Zionist steps that are on the agenda. If Blue and White is moving rightward, let us give them a chance to prove it."
The Sovereignty Movement welcomes the initiative of the Minister of Transport, Bezalel Smotrich, to promote the application of Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley at the special Knesset meeting.
However, the movement adds that sovereignty in the Jordan Valley is only the beginning of the sovereignty process.
"The word first' should be added to the move promoted by Minister Smotrich. Sovereignty over the Jordan valley first, when the target is also sovereignty over Judea and Samaria," say the movement's leaders, Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar, who welcome the return of the political discourse to values and ideology, vision and Zionism."The Sovereignty movement mentions the opinion of jurists that the course of sovereignty can also be promoted during this period of a transitional government, and there is no constitutional obligation to wait for the day after the elections.