Friday, March 22, 2019

US should 'fully recognize' Israeli sovereignty in Golan Heights - Arutz Sheva Staff

by Arutz Sheva Staff

In unprecedented move, US Pres. Trump calls for recognition of Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights.

US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump                                                                                                    Reuters

US President Donald Trump on Thursday made an unprecedented announcement, calling for the US to officially recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

In a tweet, Trump wrote, "After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!"

Trump called the territory "of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!"

Earlier on Thursday, a report by Israel’s Channel 13 claimed that senior Israeli officials believed that Trump would formally recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights next week.

The move ends a decades-long US policy of non-recognition of Israel’s annexation of the strategic plateau.

Israel captured the Heights from Syria during the Six Day War in June, 1967, after the Syrian army used the strategic high ground overlooking the Galilee to attack Israeli towns and farms.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu praised Trump's announcement.

"At a time when Iran seeks to use Syria as a platform to destroy Israel, President Trump boldly recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights," Netanyahu wrote on his personal Twitter account. "Thank you President Trump!"

Trump will host Netanyahu at the White House next Monday and Tuesday. The Israeli leader, who is running for reelection, will be in Washington for the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) pro-Israel lobbying group.

The Golan Heights move was hinted at a week ago when the State Department changed its usual description of the area as "occupied" to "Israeli-controlled."

Arutz Sheva Staff


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is something to be learned from Israel's insistence on not letting go of the Golan Heights after winning land in which she was the threatened & attacked party in a war she never chose. Against an irremediably genocidal enemy,whose theologically instilled mentality was a source of pride & bloody-minded practice across the centuries & countries Muslims invaded or drifted into via aggressive & parasitic nomadism.The Sinai Peninsula is a far worse case of an enforced diktat that returned the lands earned in battle by the attacked nation to its irremediably extermination -seeking foes...In 1947-48, 1956-57,& most notoriously,1979,under Pres. James {"Jimmy"} Carter. On no other nation would such an outrage have been perpetrated ! The execrable Barack Hussein Obama sought the same "final solution" to the Israeli problem, via enabling the not so unusual Islamic Republic of Iran to have all sanctions against it lifted. A de-facto subsidization of any acts of aggression and mayhem the Islamic Republic tried to do to exterminate Israel. Egypt, under its present shaky regime cannot control the Sinai Peninsula.It is gradually turning into a launching pad for attacking "Al Yahud".The time has come to flush the Carter imposed Sinai "peace" of the dead, into the sewers of history. There is no other choice for Israel. Please GOOGLE: Norman L. Roth

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