Jordan Valley's Future At Stake In Mideast Peace Talks
By: Emily Harris
February 5, 2014
The broad swath of fertile land next to the River Jordan is one of the many contentious issues in Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations. The Israeli government says the area is vital for security, and Israeli troops must maintain a presence there even if the military pulls out of the more populated areas of the West Bank. Palestinians say they can't give up their breadbasket — nor what would be their only international border.
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