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Why is Trump’s Golan Heights announcement controversial?

Why is Trump’s Golan Heights announcement controversial?What is the Golan Heights and what is its current status? The Golan Heights is a narrow strip of mountainous land, roughly 1,800sq km, bordering Syria, Israel, Jordan and Lebanon. It has officially been recognised as part of Syria since 1944 – when the country was recognised as an independent republic – but was captured by Israeli forces in the 1967 Six-Day War, thereafter becoming Israeli-occupied territory.



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Druze on Golan Heights reject Trump backing for Israeli sovereignty

Druze on Golan Heights reject Trump backing for Israeli sovereigntyThe fertile hillsides of the Israeli-occupied Golan are scattered with villages inhabited by 22,000 Druze, an Arab minority who practice an offshoot of Islam. Many still have relatives on the Syrian side of the fortified boundary. In Majdal Shams, older residents remember being part of Syria before Israel captured most of the heights in the 1967 Middle East war, occupying and later annexing it in 1981.



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Trump: US should 'fully recognize' Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

Trump: US should 'fully recognize' Israeli sovereignty over Golan HeightsPresident Donald Trump on Thursday announced the United States should recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, an area seized from Syria and annexed in a move never recognized by the international community. “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” Trump said in a tweet.



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Trump says US will recognise Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights

Trump says US will recognise Israel’s sovereignty over Golan HeightsPresident Donald Trump on Thursday recognised Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in an abrupt reversal of longstanding US policy on the contested area. In a tweet on Thursday, Mr Trump said that after 52 years it was important for the United States to fully recognise Israel’s control over what he said is an area of “critical strategic and security importance to … Israel and regional stability”. The recognition of the disputed area marks a major shift in US policy, a week before Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington to meet with Mr Trump and address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.



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The Latest: Trump tweets abrupt shift on Golan Heights

The Latest: Trump tweets abrupt shift on Golan HeightsJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Israel (all times local):



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Trump news – live: Outrage over president's fresh attack on late John McCain’s 'very evil purposes', as anger mounts over Golan Heights declaration

Trump news - live: Outrage over president's fresh attack on late John McCain’s 'very evil purposes', as anger mounts over Golan Heights declarationDonald Trump has yet again attacked John McCain in an interview with Fox Business, calling out the late senator’s “very evil purposes” in handing the FBI the Steele Dossier, which, he told host Maria Bartiromo, was “paid for by Hillary Clinton”.



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Trump accepts Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

Trump accepts Israeli sovereignty over Golan HeightsPresident Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States should acknowledge Israeli sovereignty over the hotly-contested Golan Heights, in what amounted to a major pre-election gift for his ally Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” Trump said in a tweet.



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President Trump says U.S. should recognize Israel's sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights

President Trump says U.S. should recognize Israel's sovereignty over disputed Golan HeightsTrump's controversial move is sure to inflame tension in the Middle East. He said in a Tweet that the territory is critical to Israel's security.



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Hundreds rescued as river reaches record heights in North Carolina

Hundreds rescued as river reaches record heights in North CarolinaNorth Carolina rivers may crest higher than they did during Hurricane Matthew in 2016.



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Russia to deploy military police on Golan Heights

Russia to deploy military police on Golan HeightsBy Denis Pinchuk and Tom Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will deploy its military police on the Golan Heights frontier between Syria and Israel, its defense ministry said on Thursday, after weeks of mounting volatility in the area. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s sweeping away of rebels in southwestern Syria has worried Israel, which believes it could allow his Iranian backers to entrench their troops close to the frontier. Underlining the tensions, Israel killed seven militants in an overnight air strike on the Syrian-held part of the Golan Heights, Israeli radio said on Thursday.



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