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The Arab world is snubbed

With his announcement should not have surprised US-President Donald Trump even Israel's Premier Benjamin Netanyahu with joy. A rude awakening and a harsh Protest there was, however, in Parts of the Arab world and in Iran. The opponents of the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad reject that Trump changed after the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel again unilaterally the Status quo in favor of Israel. On the other, this is true in Arab capitals only as an intermediate step, the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the settlement blocs in the West Bank by the United States could follow – for example, in the Wake of the anticipated peace plan for the Middle East, the Trumps son Jared Kushner-in-law works.

However, there were also roaring Silence in the case of trump's closest allies in the Gulf, as to the decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will see the development, perhaps with concern, but as long as it goes against Iran, do you, your concerns, at least not publicly known.

An Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 borders would be with Trumps decision to have lapsed and thus, the previous principle of a two-state solution. Jordan's king Abdullah II said on Wednesday he was under massive pressure, the historical role of his country as the custodian of the two Holy sites of Muslims and Christians in Jerusalem. That's not going to happen, as long as he was alive.

Golan heights were long regarded as a pawn of Israel

Israel had conquered the Golan heights from Syria in the six day war in 1967. Damascus tried in vain for you to conquer in the Yom Kippur war of 1973 back. Thereafter, a demarcation line was established between the occupied by Israel and Syria held territories, and a demilitarized Zone. The control is the responsibility of the UN soldiers. Israel annexed the Golan heights in 1981 by law, which, however, have recognized neither the US nor the UN. A recognition would be contrary to the unanimously, also by the United States, adopted Resolution 497, the UN security Council.

Long the strategically important mountain range was seen as a pawn of Israel in negotiations with Syria over a possible peace Treaty. The then-Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1992 was the First one who negotiated with Hafez al-Assad, the father of the current President Bashar al-Assad. Rabin's proposal was a retreat from the 1967 occupied territories, within five years, in return, he demanded security guarantees from Syria. Even after the assassination of Rabin in 1995, it was under his successor, Shimon Peres talks. Netanyahu first came to Power, he agreed in 1998 to a secret round of Negotiations. Point of contention was here before all the of Israel demanded a presence on mount Hermon.

The last round of Netanyahu with Bashar al-Assad started in September 2010. According to at that time involved negotiation partners, Netanyahu was a return to the 1967 conquered territories, but only under the condition that Syria is distancing from the influence of Iran. The Mission took place due to the outbreak of the civil war in Syria in March 2011, came to an abrupt end.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 22.03.2019, 22:51 PM

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