Trump: Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan

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President Donald Trump called on Thursday for the United States to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

"After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!" Trump tweeted.

Barring extraordinary circumstances, this essentially makes recognition a done deal.

The strategic plateau in Israel's north was taken from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War, and Israel considers it essential to security on its northern border. It was annexed in the early 1980s, but no country has recognized it until now.

Since the Syrian civil war broke out, there have been increasing calls for Israeli sovereignty to be recognized.

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