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Marking 50 years of rule, President Rivlin calls on world to recognize Golan as Israel

  • As Israel marked the fiftieth anniversary of its military victory in the Golan Heights during the Six-Day War, President Reuven Rivlin called last week for global recognition of Israeli rule there.

  • “The nations of the world must formally recognize that the Golan is an integral part of the State of Israel, and is essential to our existence as a people.”

  • “The Golan Heights are strategic to the State of Israel’s ability to exist as a people able to safeguard its borders.”

  • Rivlin said that in light of regional developments such as the ongoing civil war in Syria, “It seems to me there are none who would disagree that the Golan is a strategic part of the State of Israel….The internal Israeli debate about the Golan, if there was one, has ended.”