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Trump: U.S. should recognize the Golan heights as part of Israel

Donald Trump has called for the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan heights through his country. "After 52 years, it is time for the United States, Israel's sovereignty over the Golan heights to fully recognise," wrote Trump on Thursday at the short message service Twitter. The between Israel and Syria disputed territory was "of vital strategic and security-political importance for the state of Israel and regional stability".

Since the Six-day war in 1967, Israel has occupied a large part of the between Israel and Syria, the nearby Golan heights in 1981, the annexation of the area followed. The international community does not recognize the annexation.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Trumps Expression. "President Trump recognizes the courageous Israeli sovereignty over the Golan heights," he wrote on Twitter. "Thank You, President Trump!"

Netanyahu had urged the United States and other countries in January to be re-annexed Golan heights as part of Israel to acknowledge. "The Golan heights are of enormous importance for our security, and I think when you're on-the-spot, one understands very well why we will leave the Golan, never," he said at a Meeting with the National security Advisor of the United States, John Bolton, in Jerusalem.

the US Embassy since last may in Jerusalem

In Israel, is on 9. April, a new Parliament is elected. Despite corruption investigations against him, Netanyahu is hoping for another mandate. Next week he travels to Washington to meet with Trump.

The U.S. President had acknowledged the end of 2017, Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and thus with a decades-long international consensus is broken, a final peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians not to anticipate. The U.S. Embassy in Israel moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and in may last year officially inaugurated. (fal/afp)

Created: 21.03.2019, 18:21 PM

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