U.S. Golan Recognition Proves Israel Can Retain Occupied Territories, Senior Israeli Official Says

The statement draws a comparison between the Golan Heights and the West Bank, both occupied in 1967

Noa Landau
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The U.S. recognition of Israeli's sovereignty over the Golan Heights proves Israel can retain occupied territories captured in a defensive war, a senior Israeli diplomatic source said Tuesday. 

According to the source, who was present aboard Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's flight from Washington to Israel, "Everyone says you can't hold an occupied territory, but this proves you can. If occupied in a defensive war, then it's ours."

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