Israel’s government Cabinet is to meet Sunday (April 17) on the Golan Heights to underscore its sovereignty and determination to protect the region.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allegedly raised the issue in a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry last week.
He is expected to do the same next week when he travels to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Israeli radio.
The Golan Heights was annexed to Israel in a law that was ratified by the Knesset on December 14, 1981.
The international community did not recognize the annexation and later determined it null and void via United Nations Security Council Resolution 497. The law was passed six months before Israel’s withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula.