US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu display the signed proclamation on the Golan Heights. Photo: EPA

Trump gives Golan Heights ‘gift’ to Israel’s Netanyahu, who compares him to a Persian king

  • The US is the first country to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights
  • Syria denounces the move as a ‘blatant attack’ on its sovereignty
Topic |   Middle East

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US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu display the signed proclamation on the Golan Heights. Photo: EPA
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A file photo showing an Israeli soldier standing next to signs pointing out distances to different cities, on Mount Bental, an observation post in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that overlooks the Syrian side of the Quneitra crossing. Photo: Reuters

Syria, allies slam Donald Trump’s declaration that US will recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

  • Damascus describes move as a threat to international peace
  • Russia says change to Golan status could destabilise region
Topic |   Israel

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A file photo showing an Israeli soldier standing next to signs pointing out distances to different cities, on Mount Bental, an observation post in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that overlooks the Syrian side of the Quneitra crossing. Photo: Reuters
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