‘Netanyahu should ask Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should use his upcoming meeting with US President-elect Donald Trump to pursue formal US recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights, Deputy Minister for Diplomacy Michael Oren (Kulanu) told Bloomberg on Wednesday.

Israel took the Golan Heights during the 1967 Six Day War, and in 1981 extended Israeli law to the region, thereby de facto annexing it. The US has not recognized the Golan as Israeli territory, holding that its status should be determined in negotiations between Israel and Syria.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Netanyahu-should-ask-Trump-to-recognize-Israeli-sovereignty-in-the-Golan-476083

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