Times of Israel: European Union member states unanimously reject the US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, saying the shift in longstanding American foreign policy was not in keeping with international law.
“The position of the European Union as regards the status of the Golan Heights has not changed,” the EU’s foreign affairs department says in a statement. “In line with the international law and UN Security Council resolutions 242 and 497, the European Union does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.”
Opinion: Every major UN Security Council Resolution since the 1967 Six Day War refers to resolution 242 since it is all about withdrawal from so-called occupied territories.
In 1967, Resolution 242 demanded Israel’s withdrawal from lands it captured as a result of the Six Day War, to effectively give those lands back to Egypt, Syria and Jordan who had planned to completely destroy the Jewish state. It was outrageous in 1967, and it is outrageous today. No nation has ever given back land taken in a defensive war.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 497, adopted unanimously on December 17, 1981, declared that the Israeli Golan Heights Law, which effectively annexed the Golan Heights, is “null and void and without international legal effect” and further calls on Israel to give that land back as well.
Because of those 2 resolutions, the world calls the West Bank, Sinai, Gaza and Golan occupied territories. That parts of the West Bank, Sinai and Gaza were returned in exchange for peace that never came is of no concern to an Israel-hating world.
Donald Trump, unlike every president except Harry Truman, is restoring Israel to the 1917 British Balfour Declaration.
What we don’t know but will soon find out, is whether President Trump is leveraging Israel to give part of Jerusalem to the Arabs as a Palestinian capital. If all goes as planned, the deal of the century will be announced after the April 9 Israeli election.
Blessings or curses hang in the balance (Genesis 12:3).