UPDATE: Jewish Insider has changed its original headline from the above to: “Following Jerusalem, is Golan Heights next?” and has added a note stating that the previous headline was a “mistake.”
Jewish Insider reports: “After US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, 22 years after Congress originally passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer encouraged the White House to now consider Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.”
The article, by Aaron Magid, reports that in response to to a query from Jewish Insider, Ambassador Dermer replied that the Golan Heights is an ‘issue that we’ve raised many times. We think all governments should recognize our sovereignty there. So yes, the answer for that would be yes. Maybe we’ll have another historic day during the Trump Presidency. We’ll see. Meanwhile, we should all appreciate what happened Wednesday.’”
Israel conquered the Golan Heights in its 1967 war of aggression, and in 1981 the Israeli Knesset voted to annex it. However, such annexations are illegal under international law and the U.S. and other countries do not recognize it.