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What's at Stake as the U.S. Considers Recognizing Israel's Claim to the Golan Heights

Jun 26, 2018 | 18:25 GMT
An Israeli army tank is stationed near the village of Majdal Shams, in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on March 19, 2014.

An Israeli army tank is stationed near the village of Majdal Shams, in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on March 19, 2014. Israel is lobbying the United States to recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory.

(JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump has brought to Washington a new, more transactional approach to international diplomacy. A decision on the Golan Heights would be yet another way in which the United States is willing to abandon post-World War II norms....

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