Netanyahu: Trump’s Golan Heights Statement ‘A Purim Miracle’

A picture taken on July 24, 2018 at the Tal Saki hill in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights shows Israelis looking across the border onto Syria during air strikes backing a Syrian-government-led offensive in the southwestern province of Daraa. (Photo by JALAA MAREY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty …
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The Times of Israel reports: Israel’s leaders on Thursday welcomed US President Donald Trump’s announcement that the time had come for the United States to “fully recognize” Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, while the Palestinians warned the move would further destabilize the region and lead to bloodshed.

“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” Trump tweeted.

There was no immediate reaction from Syria, which has long vowed to recover every inch of the Golan from Israel. In Israel the move won widespread praise, but coming just weeks before Israel’s elections, much of the reaction was framed by the campaign.

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