“Bolton reportedly told Netanyahu that the U.S. Syria withdrawal, rather than a time-sensitive pullout, would be contingent on the neutralization of the threat of ISIS in the country”

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Bolton visits Netanyahu, Western Wall tunnels with Israeli officials to ire of PA
by Malkah Fleisher
January 7, 2019

After a visit to the Western Wall and its tunnels on Sunday, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss regional and security issues at the prime minister’s residence, meetings that were condemned by Palestinian Authority officials. On his tour in Jerusalem, Bolton was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer and Israeli national security adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat…Saeb Erekat, the secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, took to Twitter to denounce the visit, arguing that it undermines international law and will “only lead to lawlessness.” READ MORE

BLOOMBERG Netanyahu Raises Golan Heights Sovereignty During Bolton Visit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to convince Washington of the importance of global recognition for Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights as part of U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s trip to Israel.

WASHINGTON POST Contradicting Trump, Bolton says no withdrawal from Syria until ISIS destroyed, Kurds’ safety guaranteed Speaking during a visit to Israel, Bolton said that certain “objectives” must be achieved before a pullout could take place.

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