U.S. (#Obama) ‘doesn’t consider Golan a part of Israel’  

The United States does not consider the Golan Heights to be a part of Israel, State Department spokesperson John Kirby stressed on Monday, a day after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed the Golan Heights “will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty.””The U.S. position on the issue is unchanged,” Kirby told reporters during a daily briefing at the State Department in Washington, according to Haaretz. “This position was maintained by both Democratic and Republican administrations. Those territories are not part of Israel and the status of those territories should be determined through negotiations. The current situation in Syria does not allow this,” he added.

Source: U.S. ‘doesn’t consider Golan a part of Israel’ – Middle East – News – Arutz Sheva

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