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22 March 2019, 01:28 | Tara Lloyd
"But I would imagine the other side, whoever's against him, is also in favor of what I just did", Trump said.
Israel's prime minister also thanked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday for the Trump administration's strong denunciations of Iran, which Israel regards as an existential threat. However, the official declined to comment on the statement when asked by reporters.
The disputed area was captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed in 1981 in a move not recognized internationally.
Earlier this month, a senior USA administration official told reporters in Washington that there was "no change in [US] outlook or our policy vis-a-vis these territories and the need for a negotiated settlement there".
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The United States had foreshadowed the decision last week when the State Department issued its annual human rights report The report revised its usual description of the Golan Heights from "Israeli-occupied" to "Israeli-controlled".
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) President Donald Trump talks with journalists before departing the White House March 20, 2019. President Michel Aoun called Hezbollah's arms "an essential part of defending Lebanon", though Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said its weapons were illegitimate.
Trump, whose decision previous year to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv angered Palestinians, faced some criticism for his latest move. Netanyahu tweeted his gratitude.
Minutes after Trump's tweet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted his appreciation.
"We need to increase it, we need to expand it, and together the United States and Israel are working in close coordination to roll back Iranian aggression in the region and around the world", the premier told journalists after Pompeo arrived. "We started this campaign a year ago and the leadership of @BlueWhite2019 stood on the Golan Heights and called for recognition".
But that annexation has not been recognized by the global community, which has regarded the Golan Heights as occupied territory and Israeli settlements there as illegal under worldwide law. The population of the region is now a mix of Syrian Arabs and Israeli settlers.
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Many of the Golan Druze continue to swear loyalty to Syria, partly out of fear that if the Golan were ever returned to Damascus they could face reprisals from the Assad regime if they were seen to have collaborated with Israel.
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Trump's latest shakeup comes ahead of the expected unveiling of a White House plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
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