Leading Republican senators are renewing efforts to formally recognize the contested Golan Heights region on Israel’s northern border as officially part of the Jewish state, according to U.S. officials who described this effort to the Washington Free Beacon as a “slam dunk.”
Two Democratic lawmakers from New York signaled on Monday that they might support the United States officially recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
Republican Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) issued a joint statement on Sunday in support of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights after reports of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the region.
Republican Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) introduced a resolution on Tuesday encouraging the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights.
A congressional resolution to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the contested Golan Heights region in Syria met a quick demise this week after House GOP leadership quietly put the kibosh on the measure following what sources allege was opposition from top Republican leaders and some in Trump administration, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
The White House is doing damage control after video surfaced Friday of official U.S. maps that erased key areas in Israel, a move that only fueled concern about the Trump administration position on the Jewish state.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised on Sunday that the Golan Heights territory in northern Israel would “forever remain in Israeli hands,” prompting an immediate endorsement from Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz, according to comments offered to the Free Beacon.
Israel Defense Force (IDF) Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said on Tuesday that long-range missiles would target IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv in the next war.
A senior Hezbollah leader said the Iranian-backed terror group is ready to wage war against Israel in the Golan Heights.
Iranian officials are believed to be encouraging the Syrian army, Palestinians, and its terror proxy Hezbollah to launch an attack on the Golan Heights, Israeli territory that borders war-torn Syria.