Netanyahu reportedly discussed land swaps with Trump administration

 

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has held discussions on land swaps as part of a comprehensive peace deal with the Palestinians and the Trump administration, reports say.

According to the proposed plan, some Israeli-Arab communities could be moved to Palestinian control, while Israel would annex some major Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Trump Tower before the 2016 U.S. election. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

"This may have been one of many ideas discussed several weeks ago in the context of a peace agreement and not in the context of a separate annexation," one senior White House official said, Haaretz reported.

Earlier this week, Netanyahu also indicated he would support an initiative to integrate four Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, as well as a large settlement bloc into the Jerusalem municipality.

The initiative would also see about 100,000 Palestinians living in eastern Jerusalem removed from the city’s census and integrated into a new municipality.

Posted on July 28, 2017 .