Algemeiner: The Syrian regime vowed to recover the Golan Heights as its allies and enemies alike condemned US President Donald Trump on Friday for moving to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory.
Trump’s statement on Thursday marked a dramatic shift in US policy on the status of a disputed area that Israel took control of from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War and annexed in 1981 — a move not recognized internationally.
Damascus said on Friday the Golan would remain “Syrian, Arab” and Trump had shown contempt for international law.
“The Syrian nation is more determined to liberate this precious piece of Syrian national land through all available means,” the Syrian government said. more …
Opinion: It is written:
“Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city,
And it will be a ruinous heap.” Isaiah 17:1
Damascus is the oldest inhabited city in the world – population 1.7 million. The city was partially destroyed in 722 BC, leaving Isaiah’s prophecy still unfulfilled.
“Then behold, at eventide, trouble!
And before the morning, he is no more.
This is the portion of those who plunder us,
And the lot of those who rob us.” Isaiah 1:14
Damascus is believed to have Saddam Hussein’s deadly chemical and biological weapons cache. If even one is used against Israel …
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