By The Media Line—-
Arab analysts believe that U.S. President Donald Trump will recognize Israel’s sovereignty on the Golan Heights, which was captured during the 1967 Six-Day War, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s appeal last week had little impact on a decision that has essentially already been made.
Netanyahu is pressing the US administration to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, hoping to use it as leverage
in light of Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria. And while US National Security Adviser John Bolton signaled an about-face on withdrawal plans at a joint press conference with Netanyahu in Jerusalem, it appears that a potential shift in policy on the Golan Heights will not be affected.
“I don’t think Netanyahu would ask for such a thing unless he was already guaranteed the approval of the Trump administration. He (Netanyahu) is certain of the answer and wouldn’t risk putting himself in an embarrassing position in case Trump refuses,” said Moeen al-Taher, a Jordanian political analyst. Continue Reading…