According to the draft resolution on Syria, which has been endorsed by US, Russia and other states, the Golan Heights were unlawfully captured by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967 and must be returned to Syria.
Benjamin Netanyahu promised not to oppose the resolution of the ongoing crisis in the neighboring country, provided that the Syrian peace process doesn’t impinge on Israeli security.
My cabinet is meeting in the Golan Heights today in order to send a clear message to the world: The Golan will stay in Israel's hands.— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) 17 апреля 2016 г.
"I made a decision to hold a Cabinet meeting in the Golan Heights, to convey a clear message: the Golan Heights will remain in Israeli hands. Israel will never withdraw from the Golan," said Netanyahu. This can be regarded as a symbolic gesture reflecting Israel’s adamant determination not to abandon the Golan Heights.
Syria used the Golan as a base for attacking Israel. Israel uses the Golan to promote peace and coexistence. We will never leave it.— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) 17 April 2016
When Syria gained independence from French rule in 1944, the Golan Heights became part of the country and was later incorporated into Quneitra Province. Most of the province was conquered by Israel in 1967 and 1973, which conducted a policy of ethnic cleansing, forcing over 130,000 people to flee their homes.