In major shift, Trump says time for U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald 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 U.S. policy and giving a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of his re-election campaign.

  • Steve Holland , Matt Spetalnick
  • Reuters

The disputed area was captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed in 1981 in a…

Netanyahu has pressed the…

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