BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 A.M.) – The U.S. government has officially updated their maps to show the Golan Heights as part of Israel and no longer occupied.

Previously, the U.S. recognized the Golan Heights as occupied by Israel since June of 1967; however, due to Donald Trump’s announcement last week, Washington has made the decision to update their maps.

Despite the U.S. decision, their allies from the Arab League and European Union have both rejected this move, with the latter saying they will never recognize Israel’s sovereignty over this region.

In addition to the Arab League and European Union, China and Russia have also condemned Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights in separate statements.

Israel captured the Golan Heights during the Six-Day War of 1967; they were required to withdraw from the region, per U.N. Resolution 242.

Syria and Israel were close to reaching a deal on the Golan Heights in 2009 after intense negotiations mediated by the U.S., but ultimately both sides failed to reach an agreement.

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The only thing that the rest of the nations will do is COMPLAIN. So, this is a fact, is anybody going to do something about this ?

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It seemes forgotten, that 1973 was the year, where Israel was attacked from there again – And thats why they intend to keeep it.

Syrians didnt understand, what 1967 was = No Syrian agression from there to the Hula Valley pumping grenades down there.

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Well it seems forgotten by a distinct few, like you, that 1967 was the year, that Israel decided to attack every single major Arab Country around it. And before that, in 47, fascist paramilitary groups named Irgun and Haganah decided to first terrorize and murder British authorities there, and then kick out every single Palestinian from living their pre-existing homes “wiht a rifle in one hand and Bible in another” and then call the place “their” state. Now back to 67 : while it claimed by Israel that it was in self-defense and preemptive, further study showed that none of… Read more »

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Even a single bullet shot into a territory is a casus belli… Moreover, Israel was fouded on May 14th 1948, on May 15th, 7 armies from Arab-League nations invaded while A.L. secretary publicly said they came for genocide. Egypt only signed a peace treaty in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. No other did, so, whatever you say, Israel is still the aggressed one since 1948, period. Snce it’s the Arab-League who started the war as a coalition, any member but those who signed a peace treaty is de facto an enemy. In fact, the 6 Days War, the Kippur one… Read more »

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“Even a single bullet shot into a territory is a casus belli…” ==> in this case every single Arab nation around ISrael today has the right to wage total war against it a BILLION times. No problem, I adhere to that rationale. “BTW, if you red the Hague convention, even had there been peace between Egypt and Israel in 1967, Nasser both blockaded the Tiran Strait and deployed troops near Israel’s border while Sinai was a UN-enforced DEMILITARIZED ZONE (DMZ). Both cases are legitimate causes for war, thus, a pre-emptive action was absolutely genuine, legitimate and hopefully, Israelis took the… Read more »

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“Snce it’s the Arab-League who started the war as a coalition” => No. Illegal, armed paramilitary terrorist groups named Irgoun and Haganah started the whole fire by organizing massive illegal immigration, bombing the Brisith consulate and killing hundreds overnight, and then applying similar terror of unspeakable scale to every single Palestinian living there for a century or more before any Jew came to reclaim its land with a Bible in one hand and rifle in another, taking or destroying their home, killing people in the process whenever they dared resist. Exactly what they keep on doing to this day in… Read more »