After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!
It is past time that we recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Israel faces constant threats from Iran-funded terror groups throughout the Middle East. We will always stand by Israel’s right to exist, defend itself, and ensure stability in this important region.
I applaud @realDonaldTrump for taking the long overdue step of recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. It’s an enormously important signal that we stand with our allies and against our enemies, and will be heard by both.
At a time when Israel's northern border is threatened by Iranian forces and their proxies in Lebanon and Syria, including by Hezbollah's rockets, armed drones, and newly discovered terror tunnels, this recognition will be great news for our ally and its right to self-defense.
Work remains to be done to align US policy w today’s recognition. We look forward to advancing our legislation on the Golan Heights which acknowledges Israel’s sovereignty over its territory, streamlines Congressional language & expands the basis for joint projects on the issue.
Honestly, it's hard for me to believe that we never officially recognized Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights before now. Once again, President Trump is taking a righteous stand for Israel's security. I pray he will continue to do so in a consistent way, regardless of pressures to compromise.
Larry Tomczak, cultural commentator:
Billy Graham told us that courage is contagious. Our president once again stands true to his promises and blesses those who God selected as His chosen people. The land has been set apart by God himself and we can thank God and our president for communicating to the world our united stand with the Jewish people and their homeland.
I am pleased with President Trump's recognition of Israel's valid, legitimate and necessary claim over the Golan Heights. The Golan Heights have been part of Israel since biblical times and was part of the land allotted to the twelve tribes of Israel some 3,500 years ago. This recognition is long overdue, and President Trump is the first president to finally take action.
Dr Jim Garlow, CEO of Well Versed, Inc - a ministry to persons in government:
Once again, the President has affirmed what God wrote thousands of years ago in His Word regarding the land. These type of Scripture-honoring declarations bring the 'Genesis 12:3 blessing' on the United States.
And by the way, the Word of God speaks about more than just the land in the Golan. According to the God's Word, Samaria and Judea also belong to the Jewish people. The Jews aren't 'occupying' the land. Based on the Bible, they own it.
Golan Heights is a region along the borders of Syria and Israel.
Israel annexed the area in 1981, though the move was not recognized internationally, according to BBC.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.