Trump: Time to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory


[Editor’s note: If anyone still thinks they did the right thing by voting for Trump or still doesn’t get it that he is an Israeli puppet and the US is now Israel’s lap dog, then please, take your sad, racist white ass outside with one of your many guns in tow and blow your dumb brains out. Ian]

Trump: Time to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory

President Donald Trump says it is time the US recognises Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, which it captured from Syria in 1967.

In a tweet, Mr Trump declared that the plateau was of “critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and regional stability”.

Israel annexed the Golan in 1981 in a move not recognised internationally.

There was no immediate response from Syria, which has sought to regain control of the region.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has warned about the military “entrenchment” of his country’s arch-enemy Iran in the Syria conflict, tweeted his thanks to Mr Trump on Thursday.

“At a time when Iran seeks to use Syria as a platform to destroy Israel, President Trump boldly recognises Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” he wrote.

Richard Haass, a former senior US state department official who is now president of the Council on Foreign Relations think-tank, said he “strongly disagreed” with Mr Trump’s decision.

In a tweet, Mr Haass said the move violated a UN Security Council resolution, “which rules out acquiring territory by war”.

Mr Trump’s declaration comes as Mr Netanyahu faces a closely fought general election on 9 April, as well as a series of possible corruption charges.

In 2017, President Trump announced that the US recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, triggering angry reaction from the Palestinians.

Last year, the US moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, and according to the 1993 Israel-Palestinian peace accords, its final status is meant to be discussed in the latter stages of peace talks.

What is the Golan Heights?

Image caption An Israeli security fence separates the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights (right) from Syria

It is a rocky plateau, covering about 1,200 sq km (400 sq miles), located about 60km (40 miles) south-west of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

There are more than 30 Jewish settlements on the heights, with an estimated 20,000 settlers.

There are some 20,000 Syrians in the area, most of them members of the Druze sect.

Israel seized most of the Golan from Syria in the closing stages of the 1967 Middle East War, and thwarted a Syrian attempt to retake it in 1973.

The two countries remain technically in a state of war, and UN observers are deployed to monitor the 70km-long demilitarised zone.

In 1981, Israel’s parliament passed legislation applying Israeli “law, jurisdiction, and administration” to the Golan, in effect, annexing the territory. But other governments, including the US, did not recognise the act.

‘Pre-election gift for Israel’s PM’

It is hard to see President Trump’s tweet as representing anything other than a pre-election gift to Israel’s prime minister, who is compromised by legal investigations into allegations of corruption and facing perhaps the most difficult campaign of his tenure.

Mr Netanyahu has been pressing for this shift in US policy.

A recent state department human rights report broke with past US practice referring to the Golan, which Israel captured in 1967, as “Israeli-controlled” rather than “Israeli-occupied”.

A formal announcement of the shift in US policy looks set to come when Mr Netanyahu visits Washington next week.

Like the Trump administration’s decision to move the US embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, this will be seen as another demonstration of its unreserved support for Israel, and for Mr Netanyahu in particular. That will surprise no-one.

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  1. Donald was wearing the blue and white knee pads while giving ……And Bibi lit a cigarette afterwards and told Trump patting him on the head and said ” Thats a good little Goy ! ….

  2. Nothing will be done to stop this infestation, nothing, ever. Even if by some miracle the world woke up today and decided enough was enough, all that would do is reset the clock and in, say, another hundred years we’d be back where we are now.

  3. This is not surprising coming from Israeli controlled US administration, however recognizing Golan almost certainly means new war, especially with Syria, but this is a war where Israel could suffer much more casualties than it is agreeable and acceptable before Knesset or the western media. This war will have no opportunity to be labeled “war on terror” like the previous 21st century Israeli incursions. Israeli government will have this thing prolonged, surely not all of them jumping into Bibi’s wagon for the criminally insane politicians.

  4. Time to recognize Trump as just another AIPAC goy toy like Johnson and the rest of them. Time to give America back to Americans and arrest these treasonous traitors in “our” Government.

  5. All we need now is Trump to have US tax payers fork out for the new Third Temple in Jerusalem and declare himself the Anti-Christ in vogue with all his Ashkenazi homeys and Zionist atheists and Israeli fellow-travelers who missed the bus 2,000 years ago and took the train to Hell instead with Barabbas at the controls.

  6. Trump is an Anti-Semitic racist piece of shit with delusions of grandeur. This is the epitome of electoral collusion for a supposed Democracy.

    • Trump is doing exactly what his son in law Kushner and his key benefactor is telling him to do. He like almost every other President has lied his way into office. “America First” yeah right Israel First and screw America!

      Also true he is Antisemitic in the true meaning of the word that is before it was perverted by the ADL like the word Holocaust.

      Still looking for the six million out of 2.3 million Jews in Europe who allegedly perished in Pizza ovens.

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