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Trump: It’s Time for the United States to Recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli Territory

President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday it was time for the United States “to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights.” His tweets come just before Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu is set to visit Washington, D.C. and before his own election in April:

Netanyahu thanked Trump for the shift in policy shortly after:

The majority of the Golan Heights were taken by Israel during the Six-Day War and the country later annexed their portion in 1981. What wasn’t controlled by Israel was controlled by the Syrian government before their civil war.

Image via Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty 

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