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Trump wants to recognize the occupied Golan heights as part of Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has been trying for a long time, an international recognition of the Golan heights as part of his country. US President, Trump announced that he would comply with the request.

US President Donald Trump has called for the full recognition of the sovereignty of Israel over the disputed Golan heights. "After 52 years, it is time for the United States, Israel's sovereignty over the Golan heights to fully recognise," tweeted Trump. The Golan heights are strategically important and have a decisive importance for the security of Israel and the stability of the Region.

recently, the US had changed-the foreign Ministry of his word choice to the Status of the Golan heights. In a report on the human rights situation in Israel, the Ministry referred to the territories as "Israeli-controlled". In the past year, both the Golan heights, as well as the also in 1967 conquered territories of the West Bank and the Gaza strip had been referred to as Israel's "occupied". US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said during a visit to Jerusalem, the new wording in the report was not a mistake. She was very deliberately chosen.

Since 1967, Israel reclaimed the Golan heights. Internationally, the territory is considered as occupied part of Syria.

Netanyahu thanks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying again and again to a recognition of the Golan heights as Israeli. "The Golan is part of Israel, the Golan must remain part of Israel," he said recently. In January, Netanyahu called on the United States and other countries, and the 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.

Netanyahu showed up with Trumps Comments happy: "To recognize a time, in the Iran of Syria as a platform for the destruction of Israel will use President Trump brave of Israel sovereignty over the Golan heights," he wrote on Twitter. "Thank You, President Trump!" Israel said during the Syrian civil war is repeated, it will not tolerate a permanent military presence of Iran. Iran is fighting on the side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Later, Netanyahu wrote, he just got off the phone with Trump and him personally for the decision, and thanked him. "President Trump, you have written history!"

Netanyahu has long called for the recognition of the Golan heights as Israeli. Trumps step could help him in the forthcoming parliamentary election.

Meeting in Washington in the coming week

Trumps policy in the middle East receives in the right-wing conservative government in Israel, a lot of applause. Netanyahu praises about the decision of the relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as well as the withdrawal of the USA from the nuclear deal with Iran.

In the coming week, Trump receives head of the Israeli government in Washington. Netanyahu will hold the annual meeting of the American-Israeli lobby organization Aipac in a speech. In the White house, the two men want to discuss "common interests and actions of both countries in the Middle East".

After the parliamentary elections in Israel on March 9. April is expected with the release of trump's long-announced peace plan for the Region. Despite corruption investigations against him, Netanyahu is hoping for another mandate.

The former CIA chief and US Secretary of defense Leon Panetta told the TV channel CNN, Trump proclaim the was once more voted via Twitter to a foreign political step, with the international partners. This will cause problems. Panetta said it was completely clear that this is part of trump's support for Netanyahu in the upcoming election.

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