The Golan Heights was seized by Israel from Syria during the Six-Day War in 1967. In 2018, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution urging Israel to immediately withdraw its forces from the area after the country organised local elections in the area on 30 October.
Trump's Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights Draws Global Anger
07:50 GMT 26.03.2019 (Updated: 09:47 GMT 26.03.2019)
© AFP 2021 / SAUL LOEBU.S. President Donald Trump holds a proclamation recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights as he is applauded by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others during a ceremony in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2019
On 25 March, US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation formally recognising Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a border area annexed from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War. Trump's decision has been condemned by many countries around the world, including Iran, Syria, Turkey, and Russia.