Netanyahu urges US to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights
search

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Netanyahu urges US to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

PM hosts Trump's national security adviser John Bolton, telling him of the mountainous region's importance to the Jewish state's security

Benjamin Netanyahu with US Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (NSA) John Bolton. (Source: Israeli PM's Twitter)
Benjamin Netanyahu with US Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (NSA) John Bolton. (Source: Israeli PM's Twitter)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the US to recognise Israeli sovereignty of the disputed Golan Heights.

Mr Netanyahu announced that he and US national security adviser John Bolton would visit the region on Monday, weather permitting.

Standing next to Mr Bolton before a working dinner in Jerusalem, Mr Netanyahu said: “When you’re there, you’ll be able to understand perfectly why we’ll never leave the Golan Heights, and why it’s important that all countries recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.”

Israel captured the area from Syria in the 1967 war.

It annexed the Golan Heights in 1981, but the international community has not recognised the takeover.

Mr Bolton is in Israel to reassure the American ally about the planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria, which Israel fears could allow a resurgence of the Islamic State there.

Help perform the greatest mitzvah: save a life

While life in Israel has returned to normal and hopes are high that Britain is set for a summer without restrictions thanks to vaccines, for billions around the world there is no such imminent light at the end of the tunnel. In the majority of countries around the globe, particularly the poorest, the vaccine rollout has barely kicked off.

That's why Jewish News, the leading source of news and opinion for the entire UK community, is throwing its full weight behind UNICEF’s VaccinAid campaign by using this platform usually reserved for encouraging donations towards our own journalism to instead urge our readers around the globe to perform the greatest mitzvah: saving a life.

We have never before done this for any charity fundraiser but it's hard to recall a campaign that affects so many people, and indeed an entire planet aching for a return to normality. Just like the Chief Rabbi and Rachel Riley, we hope to boost the mission to deliver two billion vaccines, 165 million treatments and 900 million test kits around the world by the end of this year.

Please donate as much as you can, in the spirit of the Talmudic sages: “to save one life is to save the world entire”

read more:
comments