29 Dec 2021

Israel announces plan to double Golan Heights population, drawing condemnation from Syria

Last Sunday, Israel announced plans to double the population of the Golan Heights area over the next several years. The area is highly contested and the decision drew criticism from the Syrian government. The announcement was made at a special Cabinet meeting held in Golan Heights. Prime Minister Naftali Bannett

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18 Nov 2020

Israel strikes ‘Iranian military sites’ in Syria after bombs found in Golan

Israel has launched airstrikes against what it calls Iranian military targets in Syria. The strikes come just days after Israel allegedly discovered explosive devices in Golan Heights, which is currently occupied by Israel. A Syrian state news agency reported that a number of missiles were downed, saying that three Syrian

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27 Mar 2019

Trump’s Golan proclamation gathers international condemnation

US adversaries and allies on Tuesday were united in their condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s Monday decision to officially recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a territory that Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six-day War. At a meeting of the United Nations (UN) Security Council, the

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22 Mar 2019

Syria vows to recover Golan as Trump policy shift draws criticism

On Thursday, President Trump broke with years of US diplomacy by Tweeting that it was time for the US “to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights” saying that the Syrian territory that was occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-day War “is of critical strategic and security importance”

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25 Jul 2018

Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet that it says entered airspace

Israel announced that it deployed two Patriot missiles and shot down a Syrian fighter jet that allegedly passed more than 2 km inside Israeli airspace. The last time Israel shot down a Syrian fighter occurred in 2014, although similar incidents have occurred more recently with drones. Syrian forces, with support

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