President Trump Potentially Endorsing Israeli Sovereignty of the Golan Heights Field Tour

March 25, 2019PAST EVENT

President Trump tweeted last Thursday that it is time for the US to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Recently, in the State Department’s annual human rights report, it dropped the phrase “Israeli-occupied” from the Golan Heights section, instead calling it “Israeli-controlled.”

Meanwhile, dozens of Golan Druze, gathered in the Golan Heights on Saturday to protest US President Donald Trump’s support for Israeli sovereignty over the territory.

The UN Security council is scheduled to discuss the Golan on Wednesday during a meeting on renewing the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force deployed between Israel and Syria in the Golan, known as UNDOF.

Tour will include:

  • Strategic briefing with Col. (res.) Kobi Marom
  • Strategic lookout
  • Lunch
  • Meeting with Druze and Jewish residents
  • UNDOF Spokesperson (TBC)
Col. (res.) Kobi Marom is an expert on Hamas, Hezbollah Israel’s strategic situation along the Northern border.  Kobi was a Brigade Commander of the Eastern Front, South Lebanon in the Hermon Brigade He is currently a Research Associate at The International Institute for Counter Terrorism of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. In the summer of 2010 Colonel Marom hosted White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel and his family, throughout their visit along the northern borders.


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