US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in Golan


(Worthy News) - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday vowed to push for U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in what would represent a new contentious political gift to Israel from the Trump administration.

The South Carolina Republican said he aimed to change the current U.S.-designation of the Golan, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967, as disputed territory. He spoke during a tour of the frontier with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The Golan is not disputed. It is in the hands of Israel and will always remain in the hands of Israel,” Graham said from a cliff overlooking Syria, where Syrian flags could be seen fluttering in the distance on buildings damaged in the country’s civil war. “My goal is to try to explain this to the administration,” he said. [ Source: Ynet News (Read More...) ]

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3 thoughts on “US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in Golan”

  1. When you realize that there's a huge oil field in the Golan Heights -- and the company which founded the oil -- Genie Exploration -- you'll start connecting the dots as to why this is a really big deal! :)

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