The U.S. Recognizes Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights

The U.S. Recognizes Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights

On March 25, 2019, the United States recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, just one week after CUFI released a statement backing associated legislation following a month-long advocacy campaign. This courageous and historic proclamation has had significant implications for Israel’s security and 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 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.


Learn about the fascinating role played by a famous Israeli spy by watching CUFI’s Micro History video, “Eli Cohen (1924-1965).”


Now more than ever, it’s critical that Israel remains secure and her people are safe. To dig deeper into the historical and geopolitical significance of the Golan Heights, read CUFI’s primer: “The Golan Heights.”