Monday, March 25, 2019

Trump officially recognizes Israeli control over Golan

US president also expresses backing for Israeli strikes in Gaza, ahead of meeting with PM at White House

US President Donald Trump signs a decree officially recognizing Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights, after tweeting Thursday that it was “time” to make the step.
Israel captured the northern region from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War and formally extended its control over it in 1981, in a move that — until now — had not been recognized by any other country.
At the White House, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praises Trump for the move for “making the bond between America and Israel stronger and greater than ever.”

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