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U.S. Jewish Groups Slam Netanyahu’s Vow to Annex Jordan Valley: 'Israelis Won't Live in Democracy'



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A raft of American Jewish organizations have berated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for declaring he would immediately annex the Jordan Valley and other parts of the West Bank if reelected, saying the move would threaten Israeli democracy and destroy the possibility of a two-state solution.
But other U.S. Jewish organizations – including AIPAC – remained silent on the issue, focusing instead on praise for the outgoing U.S. national security adviser, John Bolton.
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, said Netanyahu’s announcement left him “very concerned.”

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