Jewish Groups Praise Golan Sovereignty Recognition

(Algemeiner) Top American Jewish groups welcomed American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations tweeted, "We appreciate the recognition...of the importance of Israel maintaining control over the Golan Heights, given the increasingly dangerous and volatile situation with Syrian, Hizbullah, Iranian forces, and militias across the border." The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) tweeted, "Given current political and security circumstances in Syria, we have said it was inconceivable to imagine Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights." The American Jewish Committee (AJC) tweeted, "We welcome President Trump's recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which acknowledges the history of the region and the facts on the ground. The events in Syria have proven that the entire region is safer with Israel in control of this territory." B'nai B'rith International President Charles Kaufman and CEO Daniel Mariaschin stated, "Israeli control over the Golan Heights...reflects the longtime strategic reality in the region. It is from the Golan that Syria launched two wars against Israel, and it is from the Golan today that Iran's proxy in Syria - Hizbullah - seeks to open a second front against the Jewish state....Syria has had numerous opportunities over 71 years to seek peace with Israel. It has repeatedly rejected that option, choosing instead to seek to destroy it, now joined by Iran and its agents in the region."

2019-03-25 00:00:00

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