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Trump: US should fully recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the United States should recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, an area seized from Syria and annexed in a move never recognized by the international community. After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Trump said in a tweet. Trump called the territory of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability! This is the second recent diplomatic bombshell dropped by Washington, which is Israel s main backer, in seeking to redraw the fraught Middle East map. In 2017, Trump went against decades of practice by recognizing the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel s capital, rather than the previously accepted Tel Aviv. Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House next Monday and Tuesday. The Israeli leader, who is running for reelection, will be in Washington for the annual conference of the


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