- To discuss the potential for American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights in furtherance of U.S. national security interests.
- The Golan Heights is a strategically significant region located along the Israel-Syria border. In 1981, Israel permanently brought the Golan Heights under its law, jurisdiction, and administration.
- In February 2017, Israel’s Prime Minister requested the United States recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
- In May 2018, Iranian forces attacked Israel in the Golan Heights by firing rockets from Syria. The Administration responded by issuing a statement in support of Israel.
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Northwestern University School of Law
S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Zionist Organization of America