In his latest controversial move, US President Donald Trump has recognised Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, ending decades of US policy towards the region.

It was a boost for embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is seeking re-election in two weeks.

But the move has been condemned by world leaders. Israel captured the territory in 1967 and annexed it in 1981 in a move not recognised internationally.

Presenter: Nick Clark


Rami Khouri: senior fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy at the American University of Beirut

Guillaume Charron: director of the advisory firm Independent Diplomat

Eugene Kontorovich: international law professor at the Kohelet Policy Forum who advised both the Israeli and American governments on the occupied Golan Heights

Source: Al

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