he US State Department says the administration is preparing to redraw all government maps of Israel and the surrounding region to include the Golan Heights as a part of Israel, a department spokesperson told VOA Persian on Thursday.

The new maps will be “consistent” with the recent change in US policy, which recognises the occupied Syrian territory of the Golan Heights as a part of the state of Israel, the spokesperson said.

This was confirmed by Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, who also said the State Department would “redraw” the maps and publish them “as soon as they are ready”, The Times of Israel reports.

At the time of publication, the US State Department world map, which is said to be updated on a “daily basis,” still shows the Golan Heights as part of Syria. The CIA Factbook map of Israel, published on the Library of Congress website, is also yet to be updated.

Israel captured the Golan Heights during the 1967 Six-Day War, officially annexing the area in 1981. The US did not officially recognise the annexation at the time but turned a blind eye to the move. On Monday, Trump signed a presidential proclamation unilaterally recognising the contested territory as a part of Israel, sparking condemnation from the UN, and from the Security Council in particular.

At a Security Council session Wednesday, most speakers denounced the move, pointing towards a UN resolution that called the Israeli annexation of the region “null and void and without international legal effect.”

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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Conniving Zio-imperial bastards. Trump, that 2nd mandate that you wanted in 2020? Yeah, keep dreaming, it’s not happening, you thieving piece of human trash! People that voted for you in the last election will not vote for you again. You betraying piece of garbage.

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With the economical results he’s getting, knowing most of Yankees only care about domestic policy, mhhhhh… And if he wants to be sure to be re-elected…

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100% of POTUS who started a war during their 1st mandate were re-elected… Time to get the world rid of the subhuman trash named Khamenei…

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No need to spend big at invading, just demolish the means the regime has to impose its disgusting dictatorship and kleptocracy on Iranians.

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I’m confident in the population to have the leaders of this miserable dictatorship will end Gaddafi-style with a bayonet in the..

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Yes, I’m voting for President Trump in 2020!
Israel belongs to the Jews! Golan included.

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Any way, whatever USA will do, you will hate them, even if they act nice onto you, so,why would they please haters? At least, Trump isn’t an hypocrite :

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He’s showing a big 🖕🏾 to haters. I’m far from liking everything he does but at least, he’s funny. Politicians with a stick up their rears are boring me to pieces.

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They should redraw including occupied Judea-Samaria and Gaza as parts of Israel as a provocation and also draw an area named Palestine exactly like the PLO logo but into Iran. Yanks lack of humour…

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… when it comes to international politics. They could also rename Ankara as Gaza and give Constantinople her name back, so they’ll also make Erdogoon…

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going bonkers too, especially since he said “Turkey will not allow Istanbul to transform into Constantinople”. Yanks should also make the city back into Greece🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣