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April 20, 2016 8:59 am

European Union Reaffirms Rejection of Israeli Sovereignty in Golan Heights

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The Golan Heights. The EU reaffirmed that it does not recognize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Golan Heights. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s (EU) foreign policy chief, on Tuesday reaffirmed that the EU does not recognize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights.

“The EU recognizes Israel within its pre-1967 boundaries, regardless of the [Israeli] government’s claims on other areas, until a final settlement is reached,” Mogherini said before a Brussels-based meeting of international donors who convened to support of the Palestinian economy, AFP reported.

“This is a shared position reaffirmed by the European Union and its member states,” she added.

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The EU’s statement follows similar comments by the Obama administration, which also said that it does not recognize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights.

“Every administration on both sides of the aisle since 1967 has maintained that those territories are not part of Israel,” US State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters on Monday.

On Sunday, Israel’s cabinet chose to hold its weekly meeting in the Golan Heights in order to affirm the Jewish state’s sovereignty in the area.

“Israel will never come down from the Golan Heights….In the 49 years Israel has controlled the Golan, it has been a place of peace and prosperity. Israel today is the solution, not the problem,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

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  • The sovereignty of another sovereign state is not the prerogative of Mogherini or the EU.

    It is strictly the business of Israel and Syria. Given the hysteria in the Middle East, it is well withing Israel’s right to security as the Golan Heights are of strategic importance to them.

  • tiki

    Frederica Mogherini, the unelected chief of the chaos called EU reaffirms that the EU is not accepting the choice of the elected Israeli government at *another international donor meeting to *again support the economy of “the State of Palestine”.

    Well Mrs. Mogherini…..tough!

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  • Esther Noodelman

    Since when does the USA and Europe dictate what our legitimate borders are,especially one we had to defend ourselves from our Arab enemies’ unsuccessful attempt to get us to leave our own G d given land ?Sorry! The day Europe and America show us by example that they return land they have won in a successful war vs their enemies,we find their unifying with our enemies disgusting, unseemly and antiSemitic!

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