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Why the Golan Should be in Israel’s Hands

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During the defensive war Israel fought against Syria and others in the 1967 Six Day War, Israel gained control of the Golan Heights and in 1981 it annexed the area when it extended Israeli civil law to the territory. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

President Trump has once again stood tall alongside of this nation’s best friend, Israel in the United Nations this Friday by having our Ambassador to that cesspool group vote a resounding “NO!” to its annual resolution condemning the Jewish State’s control over the Golan Heights. The General Assembly’s Decolonization Committee voted 152-2 in favor of the proposition with only the U.S. and Israel in opposition. Each year this same resolution condemns the “illegality of the decision by Israel to impose its laws, jurisdiction an administration on the occupied Syrian Golan.” Enough said for the validity of having the U.N. accepted as a reputable international body of any consequences.

In announcing the decision, the soon to be replaced U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said that the resolution is “plainly biased against Israel.” She added: “Given the resolution’s anti-Israel bias, as well as the militarization of the Syrian Golan border and a worsening humanitarian crisis, this year the United States has decided to vote ‘No’ on the resolution.” And “….. the atrocities the Syrian regime continues to commit prove its lack of fitness to govern anyone.” During the defensive war Israel fought against Syria and others in the 1967 Six Day War, Israel gained control of the Golan Heights and in 1981 it annexed the area when it extended Israeli civil law to the territory. For more than half a century neither the international community nor the United States have never recognized this claim. Until, of course, this past week.

Israel has reason to look with alarm at its norther borders with Syria and Lebanon. The Golan Heights has been a strategic buffer for Israel against the constant warfare and civil strife in Syria. The invading nations, Iran and Russia, hold a strong position in that country, which now barely exists as a nation, and Israel is perfectly within its rights to cast a wary eye on and be extremely concerned that Iran has established what many seem to feel is a permanent presence on the Syrian side of the border. With the strategically elevated terrain of the region, Islamist artillery and rockets could easily be launched against Israel raining death and destruction on the entire country. This cannot be allowed to happen.

Back in October, PM Netanyahu stated: “Israel in the Golan Heights is a guarantee for security. Israel in the Golan Heights is a fact the international community must acknowledge. As long as it depends on me, the Golan Heights will stay under Israeli sovereignty. Otherwise, Iran and Hezbollah will be sitting on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.” So, to those American Jews of J Street, T’ruah and Peace Now, who weep and whine that Israel is expanding its borders in a form of imperialistic expansion,” we say, “Open your minds to reality and be quiet!” In other words, “Shut up!”

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  1. Beer baron

    11/28/2018 at 4:00 pm

    J (oke) street never ceases to depress me.

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