Golan Heights formally recognized as part of Israel by the US
GOLAN HEIGHTS, HOME TO MANY WINERIES
The United States recognized the Golan Heights as part of Israel through a presidential proclamation signed by U.S. president Donald Trump on March 25, 2019. The directive made the United States the first country, other than Israel, to recognize Israeli rather than Syrian sovereignty over the Golan Heights region.
Israel captured the Golan Heights in the 6-Day War in June 1967 brought about by Egypt massing troops on Israel's southern border, closing the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping. Iraqi troops massed in Jordan on Israel's eastern border. Egypt had a military agreement with Syria, on Israel's northern border where the Golan Heights are located. Israel responded with a large-scale air strike and within 6 days had stopped the war.
Golan Heights overlooks the Sea of Galilee is the site of many wineries today