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Israel plans to double settlement in occupied Golan Heights

December 26, 2021 7:13 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the new investment in the region was prompted by the Trump administration’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the swath of land and by the Biden administration’s indication that it will not soon challenge that decision.

Israeli army says it hit 'terrorists' placing explosives along Syria border

August 03, 2020 1:08 pm

The Israeli military released video showing the four fleeing before disappearing in an explosion caused by the strike. The Israeli military has yet to determine if the four had ties to Iran or Hezbollah, two Syrian allies.

Israel approves 'Trump Heights' settlement

June 15, 2020 11:38 am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans for the controversial settlement in the Golan Heights last year. Now Israel's government has approved it.

Netanyahu calls for new Golan settlement named after Donald Trump

April 23, 2019 9:40 pm

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

April 01, 2019 8:52 am

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

March 31, 2019 10:55 am

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

March 28, 2019 11:11 am

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?

March 25, 2019 8:10 am

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.

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

March 22, 2019 12:31 pm

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.

Explained: What is the significance of the Golan Heights?

March 22, 2019 12:32 pm

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