US-Israel Relationship

Marking 2 Years Since the US Recognized Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights


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March 25th marked the two-year anniversary of US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which followed just one week after CUFI released a statement backing associated legislation and after a month-long advocacy campaign. This courageous and historic proclamation has significant implications for Israel’s security and the safety of her citizens.

In 1967 during the defensive Six-Day War, Israel gained control of the Golan Heights, thus obtaining the strategic high ground–and achieving relative peace and security for its citizens in northern Israel previously under constant threat of attack from Syria. This was possible largely due to the invaluable intelligence gleaned by Israeli spy Eli Cohen, an Egyptian-born Israeli spy who for years assumed the identity of wealthy Syrian businessman.

Today, Israel remains sovereign over the Golan Heights, protecting innocent Israelis from hostile forces bent on Israel’s destruction.


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