US lawmakers push for recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan


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(Worthy News) - An American plan to bring the U.S. closer to recognizing the Golan Heights was laid out for Israeli and American officials in Washington last week.

The six-point plan proposed by a group of American legislators and spearheaded by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) calls to implement trade agreements between the U.S. and Israel on the Golan Heights and formulate a letter "recognizing the changes that have taken place on the ground," similar to a document that former President George W. Bush presented to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon prior to the 2005 disengagement, acknowledging the existence of large Israeli settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria and saying it would be "unrealistic" to expect Israel to fully withdraw.

Last week, another initiative to cement U.S. recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, put forth by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), was voted down by the House of Representatives. [ Source: Israel Hayom (Read More...) ]

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