Nov. 8, 2015
My antennae are twitching over MK Michael Oren’s op-ed in CNN. The former Israeli ambassador to Washington urges the White House to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan.
While hosting Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Obama could acknowledge the fact that the Golan can no longer be exchanged for peace with Syria because Syria no longer exists. He could recognize Israel’s immense contributions to the region’s security and the dangers that increasingly jeopardize it. By backing Israel’s historic claims, the United States could send a potent message to the entire Middle East — that the Golan Heights will never again be a battlefield.