Will the Trump administration make occupied Golan part of ‘deal of the century’? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Will the Trump administration make occupied Golan part of ‘deal of the century’?

Over the past seven years, the extreme right-wing Israeli government has sought to exploit the Syrian crisis in order to legalise its annexation of the occupied Syrian Golan Heights (occupied on 14 November 1981). Its diplomacy and lobbying efforts continued in Washington and international capitals to gain recognition by the international community of its expansion, but it did not succeed to do so, and the entire world has recognised Golan as being Syrian, through successive resolutions issued by the Security Council and the General Assembly, and other international forums.

Today, however, with the presence of a right-wing administration that fully embraces the Israeli right-wing narrative of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel has an opportunity to renew its efforts, at least to extract an American recognition of the annexation of the Golan Heights, similar to the decision to recognise Jerusalem as its capital and to transfer the US Embassy from Tel Aviv. It was notable when Ambassador Nikki Haley, known for her pro-Israel positions and fierce hostility toward Palestinian and Arab issues and rights, voted against a routine resolution issued annually by the United Nations condemning Israel’s annexation of the Golan, which considers it an occupied territory protected under international resolutions, in particular resolutions 242 and 338.

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