MK Liberman claims: PM Netanyahu promised King Abdullah that talk of annexation was ‘just for elections.’
Yisrael Beytenu Chairman MK Avigdor Liberman on Saturday said that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Jordanian King Abdullah II that he will not annex the Jordan Valley.
Speaking at a Shabbatarbut (political and cultural forums that take place on the Sabbath) event in Holon, Liberman said: “It became known to me a few days ago that parallel to all the stories about annexing the Jordan Valley, Netanyahu sent sent a message to King Abdullah: ‘Don’t worry, it’s just elections, there won’t be annexation.'”
Liberman added: “The Prime Minister sent a message, and he used the defense system to send it.”
The Likud responded: “This is a complete lie – such a thing never happened. Only the Prime Minister will apply sovereignty, while the chairman of Yisrael Beytenu holds hands with the Joint Arab List. His outrageous lies have crossed every red line.”
Liberman responded: “Such a quick and rushed response only proves how true this is. Netanyahu personally sent a message to Abdullah via the defense system – I’m not going to do this.”