Politics – TIME: President Trump, With Netanyahu by His Side, Officially Recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli Land

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President Trump, With Netanyahu by His Side, Officially Recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli Land http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/timeblogs/swampland/~3/KgvMhoz-62E/ Mar 25th 2019, 16:51
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(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The document reverses more than a half-century of U.S. policy as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH’-hoo) visited the White House. Trump had previewed the move in a tweet last week that it was time for the U.S. to take the step after 52 years of Israeli control of the strategic highlands on the border with Syria.

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! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2019
Netanyahu has pressed for such recognition for months. Trump’s action gives him a political boost just weeks before what’s expected to be a close Israeli election. Israel captured the Golan from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war but its sovereignty over the territory is not recognized by the international community.

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