President tells Jewish GOP confab that recognition, upending US policy, was made during a ‘quickie’ briefing; says U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman reacted ‘like a wonderful, beautiful baby’
Tags: golan heights
Standard Operating Procedure: top news outlets reporting on the Golan Heights issue have failed in their journalistic duties: euphemisms, partial truths, and omissions abound.
Jewish Insider reports that Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer says the Golan Heights is an “issue that we’ve raised many times….. Maybe we’ll have another historic day during the Trump Presidency.” Israel conquered the Golan Heights in 1967 and has largely ethnically cleansed the Syrian territory…
Israel has been secretly providing aid to Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights for years with the goal of maintaining a buffer zone of friendly forces to keep ISIS and forces aligned with Iran at bay, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, creating a reality in which several armed groups and much of the civilian population in the area are reliant on Israeli aid.