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Why did Trump recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory?

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine the reasons behind US President Trump’s sudden recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory.

Following Trump’s statements as US President, acting Israeli Foreign Minister is saying that Trump will make it official and sign an executive order to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Syrian border territory on Monday.

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Israel says White House officials are preparing an official document to codify support for Israel’s sovereignty of the Golan Heights, which will be signed by US President Donald Trump on Monday.

The signing of the decree will be witnessed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during talks with Trump at the White House, Israel’s acting foreign minister, Israel Katz (pictured), said in a Tweet.

“Tomorrow, President Trump, in the presence of PM Netanyahu, will sign a decree recognizing Israel’s sovereignty on the Golan. Israel-US ties are closer than ever,” Katz said.

Israel seized the strategic plateau from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war, subsequently annexing it in 1981 in a move never recognized by the international community.

Trump’s tweet annoys allies

Trump broke with decades of US Middle East policy when he posted a Tweet on Thursday that said it was time to accept Israel’s widely-contested claim to the border territory.

The decision has been criticized by many US allies — Germany, Britain, France and the EU have all said they still consider the Golan Heights to be “occupied” by Israel.

Syria and other states in the region said the recognition, if confirmed, would violate international law.

Netanyahu has long pushed for Washington’s endorsement, and many analysts see Trump’s comments as a campaign gift ahead of Israel’s April 9 election.

In 2017, Trump drew condemnation throughout the Middle East when he recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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March 25, 2019

Business he may understand. Politics he doesn’t. The Golan heights decision is doubtless on Trump is taking orders to say as either he doesn’t get it or sees a trade off somewhere. It is now more than ever that Syria and Russia show trump classic diplomacy by putting their troops into the Golan Heights and chasing Israel out, calling Trump (and by extension the deep states) bluff.

March 25, 2019

Because Jared Kushner! No article required to point out the obvious. Let’s (me) go out on a limb. tRump needed money and made a deal with the zio-inbreds. They said, your daughter will marry this ortho-fag (jew) or you are finished. Done deal. The liar-in-chief agreed and now his family is boned. Let’s pause for a moment, who are his advisors?

Wayne Fee
Wayne Fee
March 25, 2019

Go and check the major shareholders and corporations Genie oil,mostly all politicians.

March 30, 2019

What choice did Trump have? If he’s going to fight the Democrats on the basis
of their new anti-Semitism, anti-Israel position what else could he do but show
support for Israel every way he can?

Great Expectations
Great Expectations
April 8, 2019

I keep seeing this photo of Trump and Net locking fists. Is it some kind of Communist symbol?

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