It is not a question of Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights

John Bolton, National Security Adviser to Donald Trump, President of the United States (USA), said that the Trump administration’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights is not on the agenda.

In May, a senior Israeli official suggested that the US would soon recognize that the Golan Heights belonged to Israel. Bolton responded, “I have heard there is a claim that the Golan Heights of the Israelis belong to him, I have heard that the Israelis have such a thought that the Golan Heights belong to the United States that they belong to them, but there is still a debate on this issue, no thought or no decision “.

A large part of the Golan Heights, where 50 years of struggle between Syria and Israel was experienced, was annexed by Israel during the Six Day War in 1967 without the approval of international public opinion.

The Golan Heights in the 150-kilometer-wide zone In 1973, the post-war Syria took back 5% of these hills after the battle of Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria. The UN Observation Mission (UNDOF), in 1974, created a buffer zone between the two countries.

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