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A First: US Votes for Israel’s Right to Golan Heights

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The most pro-Israel President since the State of Israel was founded in 1948 has done it again, for the first time having the US delegation to the United Nations affirm Israel’s right to the Golan Heights, a strategic necessity for Israel. Before Israel took the Golan in the Six-Day War, Syrian Muslims would stand on the Heights and fire down upon farmers in Israel. The right of the victor in war to take territory from the aggressor is as old as history itself and universally recognized, except in Israel’s case. Trump is once again to be commended.

“US opposes for first time UN resolution attacking Israel’s right to Golan,” World Israel News, November 17, 2018:

The United States has voted for the first time against a U.N. resolution in favor of Syria’s possession of the Golan Heights, which it lost after attacking Israel in the the 1967 war.

The United Nations General Assembly’s “decolonization committee” voted 152-2 in favor of a resolution attacking Israel’s control of the Golan Heights, with 14 abstentions.

The U.S. previously abstained on the resolution, but on Friday it voted “no” for the first time, joined by Israel, which has retained control of the area since Syria and three other Arab nations attacked Israel in 1967’s Six-Day War.

The Golan Heights remains a strategic linchpin for Israel, protecting it from the Iranian military, which operates freely in Syria and is sworn to Israel’s destruction, and Islamic terror groups such as ISIS.

The resolution, which passed along with eight other anti-Israel resolutions, declares Israel’s jurisdiction and administration of “the occupied Syrian Golan” to be “null and void.”

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced in advance that the U.S. would vote “no,” calling the resolution “biased against Israel.”

She added, “[T]he atrocities the Syrian regime continues to commit prove its lack of fitness to govern anyone.”

The resolution is virtually certain to be adopted by the 193-member General Assembly in December, which is dominated by nations that are hostile to Israel….

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