President Donald Trump said it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

Trump in a tweet last night said that the Golan Heights is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability.

Trump's announcement was immediately cheered by Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu, who tweeted that at a time when Iran seeks to use Syria as a platform to destroy Israel, President Trump boldly recognises Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

Trump's announcement coincided with a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Jerusalem, where he became the first high-ranking American official to visit the Western Wall alongside an Israeli prime minister. Trump will host Netanyahu at the White House next Monday and Tuesday. 

The Israeli leader will be in Washington for the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

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