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Trump says U.S. should recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel

• by David Martosko

The Golan Heights are 690 square miles of territory that Israel annexed in 1981 after winning it from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War

The United Nations has never recognized Israeli sovereignty there

Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that it's time for the U.S. to do so

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with Trump on Monday in Washington and to speak at the AIPAC conference

The Golan Heights decision will be seen as a seismic move akin to repositioning America's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Trump said in a Fox Business Network interview that he had 'been thinking about doing it for a long time'

Asked whether his announcement was linked to Netanyahu's political future, Trump said, 'No. I wouldn't even know about that'

Netanyahu faces near-certain indictment on corruption charges as he prepares to stand for re-election on April 9