Accepting Golan annexation, Trump risks new precedents
US President Donald Trump is again breaking diplomatic norms in backing Israel's capture of the Golan Heights, with experts warning that he risks justifying expansionism by other countries.
Syria regime backers hail return to abandoned Golan town
Dozens of Syrian pro-government fighters and civilians on Friday celebrated their return to the abandoned town of Quneitra close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights after rebels quit the area. Quneitra lies on the Syrian-controlled side of the demilitarised zone in the Golan Heights, and has been largely in ruins for over four decades since it…
Trump, Jerusalem and the UN
On Tuesday, December 7, 2017, the U.S. President, Donald J. Trump, declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, promising to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.