As US President Trump urges US recognition of the disputed Golan Heights as Israeli territory, Brent Goff asks Mideast expert Michael Friedson how big a political gift this is for Benjamin Netanyahu, with elections just two weeks away.
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In a DW interview, Israeli cabinet minister Tzachi Hanegbi said Israel is in favor of a long-term nuclear deal, but would act unilaterally against Iran’s nuclear program if necessary.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans for the controversial settlement in the Golan Heights last year. Now Israel's government has approved it.
The Israeli army said it targeted four "terrorists" who were placing explosives along the frontier with Syria on Golan Heights. The incident comes amid heightened tensions on Israel's border with Syria and Lebanon.
For the first time ever, the US issued a passport listing "Israel" as a place of birth for a man born in Jerusalem. Critics say this move is illegal, but may help US President Donald Trump woo evangelical Christians.
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