President Trump on Thursday tweeted his support for recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli territory. Syria and Israel have fought over the 460-square mile plateau for more than half a century; it was Syrian land until Israel seized it in 1967. "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," Trump wrote. His public support came just a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu has been pushing for the U.S. to support Israel's control over the region, in part to boost support for his re-election campaign.
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