Trump signs declaration reversing U.S. policy on Golan Heights

March 30, 2019   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: , ,

President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump made formal a move he announced in a surprise tweet last week.

The president said it was time for the U.S. to take the step after 52 years of Israeli control of the strategic highlands on the border with Syria. The U.S. is the first country to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan, which the rest of the international community regards as Israeli-occupied.

Trump said his decision would cement the Jewish state’s ability to defend itself from regional threats should a broad Arab-Israeli peace deal ever be reached. Trump’s action also likely gives Netanyahu a political boost ahead of what’s expected to be a close Israeli election. During his 90-minute visit to the White House, reporters and photographers were invited to see Netanyahu at least four times: his arrival at the South Lawn, the signing of the declaration in the Diplomatic Room, a walk through the Colonnade and in the Oval Office.

Syria denounced the U.S. move as “blatant aggression” on its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The foreign ministry said Trump’s step represented the “highest level of contempt for international legitimacy” and showed that Washington was “the main enemy” of Arabs. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told Syrian TV that the Golan is a Syrian-occupied territory and that Trump decision will only isolate America.

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  1. Ansohn

    Trump says he made his decision on the Golan after an accelerated history course…..

    By TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF
    April 8, 2019, 15:11
    “The President told the annual convention of the Republican National Coalition in Las Vegas that he had decided to recognize Israel’s right to disputed territory after a short presentation by White House advisor Jared Kushner – his son-in-law – , the ambassador to Israel, David Friedman and the negotiator Jason Greenblatt.
    He explained that the three men called him about another subject when he addressed the Golan issue, without specifying when the conversation took place.
    “I said,” Guys, do me a favor. Teach me a little history, quickly. I want to go fast. I work on many issues: China, North Korea. Brief me, “he recalled.”

    Made me laugh a lot.