U.S. Still Views Golan as Israeli Territory

(Al Jazeera) Ali Harb - Three years after former U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Israeli claims to the Golan Heights, the Biden administration has not reversed the decision. Since coming into office, President Joe Biden has avoided publicly endorsing U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, but has quietly kept the policy in place. Israel captured the Golan in the 1967 war and formally annexed the territory in 1981. After a media report claimed in June that the Biden administration was undoing Trump's decision, the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs explicitly said, "U.S. policy regarding the Golan has not changed, and reports to the contrary are false."

2022-03-28 00:00:00

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