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Netanyahu calls for new Golan settlement named after Donald Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling for naming a new settlement in the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump out of gratitude for the White House's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory.

Arab states to push for UN resolution against US move over Golan Heights

Arab states would submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council and seek an opinion from the International Court of Justice "on the illegality and invalidity of the American recognition," they said in a statement issued after a summit in Tunisia.


Arab summit expected to reject US decision over Golan Heights

Summit spokesman Mahmoud Al-Khmeiry said Arab leaders would repeat an Arab call for peace with Israel in exchange for occupied Arab lands and would reject any initiative not in line with UN resolutions.

US criticized for recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

The United States came under sharp criticism from the 14 other Security Council nations Wednesday for its decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights in violation of council resolutions.

Explained: Golan Heights; Where are they, and why do they matter?

The Golan Heights are a fertile plateau of around 1,300 sq km area lying to the north and east of the Sea of Galilee, which Israel seized from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967, and has occupied ever since.

Explained: What is the significance of the Golan Heights?

The Golan announcement is likely to further complicate Trump's long-awaited plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Why is this area contentious? 


Syria slams Trump, vows to recover Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Trump said on Thursday it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, marking a dramatic shift in US policy and giving a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of his re-election campaign.

Israel opens fire at Syrian target after rocket attack

The Israeli army said Tuesday that it had determined the rockets were errant fire that spilled over from the Syrian civil war.

Israel military shoots down Syrian aircraft; tension builds up in Golan heights

The military would not say what type of aircraft was downed and said the circumstances of the incident were "unclear."

Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops; want their names removed from UN terrorist list

The Nusra Front seized the Fijians in Golan Heights, where a 1,200-strong U.N. force monitors the buffer zone between Syria and Israel.