Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to annex the Jordan Valley and the Northern Dead Sea area to Israel if he is reelected prime minister.

Netanyahu said : “This is an historic opportunity, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to apply Israeli sovereignty over our settlements in Judea and Samaria and over important territories for our legacy and our future."

Jordan Valley Regional Council head David Elhayani congratulated the prime minister, telling KAN's Mark Weiss he believes he will follow through with his pledge.