Trump officially recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli territory

"This is truly an historic day," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said alongside President Trump during a signing ceremony at the White House.
1:22 | 03/25/19

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In a moment I will assign a presidential proclamation. Recognizing Israel's sovereign right over the Golan Heights. The State of Israel took control of the Golan Heights in 1967. To safeguard its security. From external threats. Today aggressive action by Iran. A terrorist groups in southern Syria. Including Hezbollah. Continue to make the Golan Heights a potential launching ground for attacks. Against Israel. Mr. President ladies and gentlemen this is. Truly a historic. For two decades. From 1948 to 96 and seven. Syria rained deadly far from the Golan Heights and Israel's citizens blow. A generation of Israeli. Children lived in constant danger. And then in to a glorious days. In June 1967. The brave soldiers of Israel still those Balkan hearts and liberated the Golan you'll recognition is a twofold. Acts of historic justice. Is wrote won the Golan Heights in a just war of self defense. And the Jewish people's roots in the Golan go back thousands of years.

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