Jun. 7, 2018
Israel Will Not Leave the Golan Heights – Yair Lapid
Anyone with an understanding of reality can see that Israel will never return the Golan Heights to Assad, a psychopath who has murdered half a million of his own people and whose partners are Iran and Hizbullah. Both the opposition and the coalition in Israel agree on this issue.
The argument that the Golan Heights historically belong to Syria is absurd. Syria ruled over the Golan Heights for only 21 years, from 1946 to 1967. Israel’s connection is traced back to the Bible. The Golan is the biblical Bashan.
Israel will not leave the Golan Heights and no one who cares about our security should ever expect us to. The world needs to recognize that reality. The writer, head of the opposition Yesh Atid party in Israel’s Knesset, is a former Treasury Minister. (Times of Israel)