Israel’s Channel 13 reported June 25 that Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen recently visited Jordan and met with King Abdullah. Cohen was apparently sent there directly by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in order to pass a message to the king concerning the annexation plan.
What that message was the reports did not reveal. But one can assume Netanyahu was trying to reassure the king, who has been engaged in recent weeks in an all-out campaign against the annexation. Recent publications indicate that Netanyahu may not include the Jordan Valley in the first phase of his annexation plan, limiting the vote on July 1 to a symbolic annexation of some settlement blocs near Jerusalem.