the Protests against the USA's intentions have rained the day that followed Trump's Twitter message in the subject. Russia, which never had any objections to Israeli control of the Golan, took to the most potent diplomatspråket and expressed concern for the peace of the world. It also made Iran's official media and the Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan. The EU reiterated its traditional position that Israel is occupying the Golan.
hesitant about the background to Trump's gambit: Netanyahu had asked for it. Possibly, congress will initiate legislation on the matter during the Netanyahu Washington-visit in about a week.
But, as often in the Middle east, so it is uncertain who will laugh last. Netanyahu close advisor Uzi Arad, who participated in the prime minister's secret negotiations with Syria in 1998 and 2010, the think Trump made Israel a disservice:
– the united states might ”give us” the Golan. But it stops at that. No one in the entire world will follow up the initiative. Everyone knew that we control the Golan and that we do not intend to drag us back. No one pressed us in terms of the Golan. Now ports the thing in the centre of interest, which can only hurt us. Yesterday realized all that the Golan was our, now tells the whole world that it is not our.
The most important strategic advantage on the volcanic tableland is radar - and flygspanings equipment on Hermonbergets slope. No aircraft takes off and no projectile is fired, to the west of Pakistan and to the north of the Indian ocean, but that it is visible on the screens in the state in Tel Aviv.
a great advantage to respond to an attack from the alien pansarstyrkor from the plateau, compared to doing it from the real Israel, and the narrow Galilee.
2010 was Netanyahu's close to an agreement with Syria's Bashar al-Assad in the united states, directed to leave the parts of the Golan in exchange for the demilitarisation of the whole of south-west Syria and the continued israeli electronic presence on the Hermonberget. As compensation for the parts of the Golan, where Israel remained would Syria get parts of Jordan, which, in turn, would get israeli sites in the southern jordan valley. When it came to the crunch, however, said al-Assad 'no', and shortly afterwards, in the spring of 2011, was overthrown Syria in internal chaos.
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the Press digs now presented data on the Netanyahu many manglingar through the years with syrian leader on the Golan. It is embarrassing for him now when he presents himself as incorruptible at that point. On Friday, he issued a communiqué in which he stressed that, although he negotiated with Syria, but never had a thought of compromise on the Golan, a task that is contradicted by his own former advisers and us diplomats.
been a bone of contention in the israeli election campaign. Netanyahu's chief challenger, former commander-in-chief Benny Gantz and his new list of ”Blue-white”, as well as the social democrats ' Avi Gabai sworn to defend the Golan.
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