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Tag: Golan Heights

  • Monday, June 17th 2019 - 09:12 UTC

    Netanyahu opens settlement in Golan Heights named after Donald Trump

    Israel annexed the area in a move never recognized by the international community.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday inaugurated a new settlement in the Golan Heights, named after the country's “great friend” US President Donald Trump. Netanyahu unveiled a “Trump Heights” sign, featuring an Israeli and a US flag, to mark the site of the new settlement.

  • Thursday, March 28th 2019 - 08:55 UTC

    UN security Council denounces US decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights

    European members of the council - France, Britain, Germany, Belgium and Poland raised concerns about “broader consequences of recognizing illegal annexation”

    The United States was isolated at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights as the other countries on the council opposed the move.

  • Friday, March 22nd 2019 - 08:34 UTC

    Another Trump bombshell: US should back Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

    The Golan Heights were part of Syria until 1967, when Israel captured most of the area in the Six Day War, occupying it and annexing it in 1981

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States should back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in 1967. The dramatic shift mirrors Trump’s decision in December 2017 to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the U.S. Embassy to the city, which delighted Israel but infuriated Palestinians and many Arab political and religious leaders.

  • Monday, October 15th 2018 - 14:34 UTC

    Key Naseed-Jaber, Quneitra crossings reopened as Syria reaches out to neighbours

    Vehicles begin to again pass through the Nasseb-Jaber crossing between Syria and Jordan

    The strategic Naseeb crossing between Syria and Jordan on the Damascus-Amman international highway was reopened Monday, just one day after both countries agreed to it. The crossing had been closed since 2015 when the rebels took over that area in Syria's southern province of Daraa. Also Monday the only crossing point near the Syrian border town of Quneitra between Syria and the Golan Heights, under Israeli occupation since 1967, was reopened for United Nations observers, four years after closing due to the civil war, following a deal between Israel, Syria and the UN.