Thursday, March 21, 2019

Trump Says It's Time for US to Recognize 'Israel's Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights'

Talk about meddling in the affairs of others that are none of the business of the United States.

President Trump overturned longstanding US policy regarding the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, announcing "it is time" for the US to "fully recognize Israel's sovereignty" over the region, reports CNN.

"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.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967 and formally annexed the territory in 1981. But that annexation has not been recognized by the international community, which has regarded the Golan Heights as occupied territory and Israeli settlements there as illegal under international law.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is close to Trump and Jared Kushner, took to Twitter to thank Trump, tweeting: "At a time when Iran seeks to use Syria as a platform to destroy Israel, President Trump boldly recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Thank you President Trump! @realDonaldTrump."

Netanyahu is in a very tight bid to win reelection. This will be a strong boost for him. Isreali's go to the polls on April 9.

Former US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who served under President Barack Obama, said the move "raises a lot of concern" and said it is difficult to not see this as an attempt to buttress Netanyahu's chances of remaining prime minister.
"It's hard not to put two and two together," Panetta said on CNN. "The President has made clear his support for Netanyahu."



  1. This recognition has much to do about paving the road for Genie Energy to drill for oil on the Golan Heights.

  2. I think it's time for us to fully recognize Israel's sovereignty over the USA.

  3. I hope Syria and Iran brings Israel low. They are nothing more than a terrorist state like the US govt or Saudia Arabia.

  4. Hey how about Trump recognize the borders and sovereignty of the United States?

  5. It's high time the world recognized the USA's sovereignty over Okinawa, South Korea and Germany.

  6. From George Washington’s farewell address:
    “The nation which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interests. Antipathy in one nation against another disposes each more readily to offer insult and injury, to lay hold of slight causes of umbrage, and to be haughty and intractable when accidental or trifling occasions of dispute occur. Hence frequent collisions, obstinate, envenomed, and bloody contests. The nation, prompted by ill will and resentment, sometimes impels to war the government, contrary to the best calculations of policy...The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.”