Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Golan Heights, April 17, 2016.. (photo credit:GOLAN REGIONAL COUNCIL)

JPost By: Herb Keinon


“The Golan Heights will forever remain in Israel’s hands,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Israel will never come down from the Golan Heights.”

Netanyahu’s unequivocal comments about the future of the Golan, which he stressed housed a Jewish presence in antiquity, are especially telling since he twice held secret negotiations with Damascus over the future of the area: once during his first term in 1998, and then again during his second stint as premier in 2010.



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