Trump a Puppet of Israel? Is Washington About to Recognize Israeli Occupation of Syria’s Golan Heights

US President Donald Trump (L) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands after delivering press statements prior to an official dinner in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN
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TEL AVIV, Israel – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considers it very important that the United States and the international community recognize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights.

Netanyahu wants Washington to recognize Israel’s sovereignty in the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory occupied by Israel, as compensation for the withdrawal of US troops from Syria.

The Israeli prime minister expressed his desire during a meeting with Donald Trump’s National Security adviser, John Bolton.

The Israeli government leader sent a letter to the White House requesting recognition, plus he transmitted a petition to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Noting that last week they met in Brazil, according to Israeli media.

During the meeting with Bolton, the Israeli prime minister thanked him for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and thanked him for US sanctions against Iran and support received by the Americans.

Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel will continue to confront Iran’s military activities in Syria.

“Our position is clear. We will continue to act against the Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, including at present, and we will act against any element that undermines, or attempts to undermine, the security of Israel,” Netanyahu told a government meeting as quoted on your official Twitter account.

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The prime minister further added that he had plans to discuss a number of issues with the US national security adviser, John Bolton, on Sunday.

“This evening I will meet with US National Security Adviser John Bolton. I will discuss with him the efforts to block the Iranian aggression in our region, the situation in Syria in continuation of both President Trump’s decision and the conversation I had with President Putin last Friday, and the deepening of intelligence and operational cooperation between Israel and the US, which is becoming closer all the time,” Netanyahu said.

In December, US President Donald Trump said US forces would leave Syria as Daesh would be defeated. The terrorist group was banned from Russian territory.

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