Israeli defense officials stationed in the United States have
conveyed messages to American senators expressing their reservations
over proposed legislation to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
The bill was introduced last week by U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz
(R-Texas) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and is also supported by senior
Despite the bipartisan support, Israel Hayom has learned
that representatives of Israel’s defense establishment have told senior
senators that passing the bill into law, at least at the present time,
was not ideal.
According to the Israeli position, as presented in internal Senate
discussions on the matter, Israel’s presence on the Golan Heights was
regardless an undeniable fact on the ground, and that pursuing
legislation would only spark debate on the matter.
The Israeli position vexed the American lawmakers, who believed such a law would be in Israel’s interest...
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