TRUMP DECLARES GOLAN HEIGHTS A PART OF ISRAEL
Washington DC I Democracy Now
Eyewitness Palestine delegation leader Noura Erakat is featured on Democracy Now! responding to #Trump's announcement that the U.S. will recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied #GolanHeights, in defiance of international law and decades of U.S. policy. Trump announced the move via Twitter Thursday, writing, “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!”
This comes as Trump "is set to host #Netanyahu at the White House next week [amid] the annual conference of #AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, where Vice President Mike Pence will speak, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and others. This comes as a growing number of Democrats, including at least eight presidential candidates, have said they will be skipping the summit, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke and Pete Buttigieg."
Click the link below to listen to Noura's comments and analysis around this declaration.