Trump: Time has come for US to ‘recognize Israel’s sovereignty’ over Golan

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Times of Israel: US President Donald Trump said Thursday that the time has come to “fully recognize” Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in another monumental shift in US Mideast policy by his administration.

“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!,” Trump tweeted.

Following the announcement, Prime Minister Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Trump by phone to thank him. “You made history,” his office quoted him telling the US president. more …

Opinion: This announcement rivals the scope of December 6, 2017, when President Trump declared Jerusalem Israel’s eternal capital. The Golan is a strategic imperative for Israel’s well being and safety, even without the unspoken October 8, 2015 oil find, that is.

It didn’t take long for the left to charge the president for trying to bolster Netanyahu’s election odds but make no mistake, blessing Israel promises blessing, and so far this president has fulfilled the covenant (Genesis 12:3) over and over again.

It is with that spirit I pray that our president continues to bless God’s people. I pray that the rumors of declaring part of Jerusalem an Edomite capital are just that, rumors.