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The Golan Heights Should Stay Israeli Forever

At least one of Israel’s occupations will be permanent, whether anyone else likes it or not.

  • Steven A. Cook
  • FP

Should the United States recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights?

The question has come up in the last few weeks, because Israel is having an election in April.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly been lobbying the Trump administration on the idea of formally acknowledging Israel’s 1981 annexation of Syrian territory.

There’s plenty of reason to suspect this diplomatic gambit is motivated primarily by Netanyahu’s hope for…

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