Democrat Congressman to Trump: Golan belongs to Israel

JEWISH INSIDER
Rep. Gottheimer urges Trump to recognize Israeli control of Golan
by Jacob Kornbluh
January 18, 2019

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) sent a letter to President Trump on Friday urging him to adopt a “comprehensive strategy” on the day after withdrawal from Syria and to formally recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. “In recent months, Iranian-backed militias fighting alongside Assad’s forces assailed rebels in southwestern Syria, bringing Shia militiamen within reach of the Golan and Israel,” states the letter obtained by Jewish Insider. “Given the state of present-day Syria and its foreseeable future, requiring Israel to cede control over this area would pose an unacceptable risk to our ally’s existence. READ MORE

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