Trump: Time to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory

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[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]

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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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19 COMMENTS

  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. Well, Pompeo suggested in a televised interview thursday with Christian Broadcasting Network, in Jerusalem, where he visited the Western Wall that God may have sent President Donald Trump to Earth to protect…. Genie oil bussines and Nutantajoo… sorry I meant, Israel 🙂

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. “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.”
    it is the plan to capture the golan heights that apparently the jews were so fearful of our spy ship the USS liberty overhearing that made them attack it

  6. I almost think lately Killery would have been a better President than Trump. If there was any “collusion” between Trump and another head of a country it would be Trump and Netanyahohee.

    The Zionist CONTROL the government of the DEEP STATE, the NSA, DIA, CIA; Israel Co has EVERY single land-line goes through a Zionists Company and they do the billing.

  7. “the US is now Israel’s lap dog” NOW ? you people just lost a lot of credibility with me. and you think you know so much? america has been israel’s lapdog since the 1970’s;
    Senator William Fulbright, Chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee: 10/07/1973 on CBS’ “Face the Nation”.
    “I am aware how almost impossible it is in this country to carry out a foreign policy [in the Middle East] not approved by the Jews….. terrific control the Jews have over the news media and the barrage the Jews have built up on congressmen… I am very much concerned over the fact that the Jewish influence here is completely dominating the scene and making it almost impossible to Congress to do anything they don’t approve of. The Israeli embassy is practically dictating to the congress through influential Jewish people in the country”

    • and i love the way fulbright boldly came right out on national tv mentioning jews instead of worrying if he was politically correct and subserviently tip-toeing so as not to offend jews as the traitorous wussies in the senate and congress do now routinely

  8. 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.

    • ” Time to give America back to Americans and arrest these treasonous traitors in “our” Government.”
      LOL yeah right einstein, it’s time now. so we’ll just tell AIPAC and all their little termite-like zionists entrenched into american society for decades like a decades old herpes virus that we americans have had enough and just leave america and go back home to israel, right? just like that. oh and we’ll just arrest all you zionists, right? ah just like that, right?
      please tell us all just how do you envision accomplishing that?

  9. 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.

    • no actually it is said Barabbas repented after being mercilessly haunted at the thought a jewish murderous villain like himself could be saved and a beautiful honest man like Jesus could be sacrificed in his place after the elite rich connected rabbinic jews of the sanhedrin (AIPAC nowadays) bought out the jewish crowd to yell for barabbas’s release and the crucifixion of Jesus
      see what jewish money can buy, even two thousand years ago!

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

    • Only 2.5% of Israelis have Semitic DNA. There are NO Semitic Jews in Europe or Britain. Zionism and Semitism are polar opposites.
      Several years ago an israeli geneticist and Johns Hopkins University performed a human genome survey of Israelis, the results were astounding: 97.5% of Israelis had NO Semitic DNA.

    • Trump is also a sociopathic narcissist. A dangerous megalomaniac, besides being an ignorant clown and semi-illiterate fool.
      He is also a liar, a crook, a pedo, a dangerous maniac who has no self control.
      And those are his good points.

    • 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.

    • unreported in the american goyem fake news is the fact that 20 years ago the jewish director of the auschwitz museum admitted that a small trifling mistake had been made; the overestimated the number of jews that were supposedly murdered and revised it from a mere trifling 4 million down to 2.5 million.
      makes you wonder if an almost 50% revision of a number virtually written in stone after 50 years can occur how many other “mistakes” could there be too.
      MMMMMMMMM

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