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FM: Israeli security depends on retaining Jordan Valley
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
02/29/2012
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday braved the rain to take a stand in support of retaining the Jordan Valley in any future status agreement with the Palestinians.

"We cannot secure the state of Israel without maintaining control of the Jordan Valley," he said.

This includes both a military and civilian presence, he clarified.

"The Jordan Valley settlements have contributed to the state and its security. They should remain where they are. We should be looking to strengthen them," Liberman said.

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