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Israel moves to name Golan settlement after Trump

06 June, 2019 11:17 am 11:17 am

RAMAT (AP) –  The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet convened in this hamlet on Sunday to inaugurate a new settlement named after President Donald Trump in a gesture of appreciation … Read More

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France says Israeli sovereignty over Golan breaks international law

03 March, 2019 9:43 pm 9:43 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – France does not recognize the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights and its recognition – as called for by US President Donald Trump – is contrary to international law, its foreign ministry said on Friday. “The Golan is a territory occupied by Israel since 1967. France does not recognize the Israeli annexation … Read More

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Trump says time for US to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan

03 March, 2019 9:08 am 9:08 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said it was time to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, marking a dramatic shift in US policy and giving a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of his re-election campaign. The disputed area was captured … Read More