Foreign Ministry

Obama Administration: Golan Heights Are Not Part of Israel

TEL AVIV – The Obama administration does not consider the Golan Heights part of Israel, U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby stressed Monday night, a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that the Golan “will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty.”

A sign shows the distance to Damascus and Baghdad at an army post on Mount Bental in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights