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Syrian pre-1967 gunners' post and trench on the Golan, overlooking Israeli civilian population.

The UN Security Council on Tuesday dismissed Prime Minister Netanyahu’s claim, made before a special session of his cabinet on the grounds of the region in question earlier this month, that the Golan Heights would “forever” remain under Israel’s control, as it has been since 1967. In the 19 years from 1948 to June 9th and 10th, 1967, a succession of Syrian governments used the vantage point of the Golan heights to target the Israeli civilian population along the shores of lake Kinneret.

“It is time that the international community recognized reality,” Netanyahu said on April 17, announcing, “Whatever happens on the other side of the [Syrian] border, the border itself will not move. And secondly, the time has come after 40 years for the international community to finally recognize that the Golan Heights will remain under Israeli sovereignty forever.”

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Incidentally, what happens on the other side of the border is the brutal slaughter of military and civilians that has reached, according to some estimates, half a million dead, with about ten million civilians displaced. Had any Israeli prime minister in the past acted on the insane notion of returning the heights to the Syrians, Israel would have had to deal today with the worst fighting forces humanity has to offer virtually controlling its fate from high on top of the Golan basalt hills.

After reviewing Netanyahu’s claim, the UN Security Council members “expressed deep concern” over his position and “stressed that the status of the Golan remains unchanged.” The UNSC rotating president, China’s UN envoy Liu Jieyi, told reporters that Israel’s imposing its laws in the Golan is against Council resolution 497, and is “null and void and without international legal effect.”

Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon responded saying, “Holding a meeting on this topic completely ignores the reality in the Middle East. While thousands of people are being massacred in Syria, and millions of citizens have become refugees, the Security Council has chosen to focus on Israel, the only true democracy in the Middle East.”

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34 COMMENTS

  1. Israel wants……Arabs decide they want it more and the way the world is going especially the UN and its hanger oners Arabs will get. I can't wait for Mashiach to come and plant His feet in Israel…….then we will see just how many will cry out to Allah……..

  2. Let's be clear about one thing…The security council is anything but a …security council…..it is inundated with Arab states or their lackeys….they abhor Jews, Gentiles or anyone else that they consider to be…Non Muslims…..and we thought that it couldn't ever get close, or worse than what Germany did to our people, in WWII…..If we don't take care of our own, who will take care of us ….less than the fingers on one hand!!!!!!!!!.
    ……………….Am Yisroel Chai!

  3. Not one person -in the media or in the govt – seems to give even a tiny bit of respect to the actual residents of the Golan. It would seem obvious to ask the Druse and others whether they prefer Syria or Israeli sovereignty over them. Not suggesting this should be the determining factor, but it SHOULD be considered.

  4. Liu said that the Council members "expressed deep concern" over Netanyahu's remarks from earlier this month that "the Golan Heights will remain in the hands of Israel forever." The 15-member council agreed on Tuesday that the status of the Golan, which Israel seized from Syria in 1967, "remains unchanged," Chinese Ambassador Liu Jieyi, who holds this month's council presidency said.
    CHINA FREE TIBET : Tibet was not ruled by the Chinese government prior to the 1950 invasion. In 1912, the 13th Dalai Lama – Tibet's political and spiritual leader – issued a proclamation reaffirming Tibet’s independence and the country maintained its own national flag, currency, stamps, passports and army. It signed international treaties and maintained diplomatic relations with neighboring countries. From a legal point of view Tibet remains an independent state under illegal occupation, a fact that China wishes it could whitewash from history.
    SYRIAN OCCUPATION OF LEBANON : Despite Syria’s formal withdrawal from Lebanon in 2005, Syria continues to occupy as much as180 square miles of Lebanese territory (approximately 4.5% of the country). Syria maintains camps with Hezbollah and smuggling routes through which they infiltrate foreign fighters and weapons into Lebanon. Barbara Slavin, “Syria lingers in Lebanon, report says,” USA Today, July 25, 2007.
    The Golan Heights is of critical strategic and tactical importance of the war against ISIS. Yisrael provides the international community with vital intelligence on ISIS by being on the Heights, secures protects areas of Lebanon, Jordan and is a buffer protection zone for Egypt. The UN troops have abandoned and surrender the Golan, fled. These prominent UN & International officials want to surrender the Golan Heights , for no other reason than their blinded hatred of Yisrael. Even under the pounding of the Russian juggernaut, with forces of Syria , Iran to Hezbollah, along with US & EU, ISIS is hardly removed.Syria has become a patchwork of areas controlled by the government, an array of rebel groups, Islamic State militants, and Kurdish militia. Kurdish security forces will keep territory taken from pro-government forces during a rare three-day outbreak of violence in a city in northeastern Syria, a truce announced by Kurdish authorities on Sunday indicated. Because of the nature of this conflict Syria is already surrendering areas in exchange for peace. Yisrael on the Golan Heights is lifesaving element for Assad’s Syria. Assad the UN and international officials should wake up and smell the coffee and pull their collective heads out of their rear ends.

  5. Syria is a made up state too “free free Palestine” aand “end the occupation” directed at Israel is meant to destroy Israel. Palestinians are a fake people created recently to weaken and destroy Israel. They have ZERO interest in living with a Jewish state side-by-side. They want Jews dead and Israel gone, just as Iran and the 85 other Islamic terrorist groups do. BDS is a terrorist funded student effort to do the same.
    http://strongandresolute.blogspot.co.il/2016/04/palestinians-just-want-israel-gone-and.html while the Palestinians LIE about 4000 yrs of jewish presence in the land http://mysteriousearth.net/archaeologists-reaffirmed-the-reality-of-the-kingdom-of-judah/
    Britain gave away 2/3rds of historic Palestine promised to Jews by League of Nations in 1922 to Jordan . Jordan is already the Palestinian state, with 2/rds of its citizens these so called Palestinians.
    BDS is led by Islamic terrorist organizations: Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood. Muslim Student Association, CAIR, and Students for Justice in Palestine are all linked to these terror groups. http://jcpa.org/unmasking-bds/ while Israel defends itself in the most ethical way of any nation.
    390 MILLION pro violent jihadists http://strongandresolute.blogspot.co.il/2016/04/not-religion-of-peace-hundreds-of.html
    http://strongandresolute.blogspot.co.il/2016/04/rape-murder-kill-gays-enslave-blacks.html

  6. AS FAR AS THE U.N. IS CONCERNED TELL THEM TO GO AND JUMP OF A TALL BUILDING AND NO STOPPING AT FLOORS. WHO THE HALL THEY THINK THEY ARE?? THEY CERTAINLY DO NOT CARE HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE GETING SLAUTERED OR WILL BE .
    THE ONLY THING THEY CARE ABOUT HOW MUCH COFFE MONEY WILL BE STUFFED INTO THEIR POCKETS

  7. Israel conquered the land to which it owned before the Sykes-Picot dishonouring of British/French mandates in a defensive war. In '67 offerred to return areas in return for peace and was answered by the 3 Noes of Khartoum. Israel was attacked in '73 and the Syrians were again beaten. Syria has not made peace with Israel and has fallen apart. The UNSC needs to be told that possession is 9/10 of the law and it plus its mohammedan supporters can say kaddish over the Golan; it is Israel's.

  8. Liu Jieyl should be questioned about the South China Seas attempted takeover? And why can't the socalled allies of the Security Council discuss Tibet whilst Liu is the President.

    England, France and the US are also liquid warm to Israel. Wait till Trump becomes POTUS then like NATO he may shake up the UN.. starting with a demand for 5% subscription of their GDP!!

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