US Senator Lindsey Graham vowed to push for the US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, as he toured the Golan Heights alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Monday.
Graham said, “I will go back to the United States Senate. Working with Senator Cruz, I will start an effort to recognise the Golan as part of the State of Israel now and forever.” He went on to say that withdrawing from the territory would be “a strategic nightmare” for Israel.
In turn, Netanyahu thanked Graham for his “unbelievable support,” calling him and Friedman “two of the greatest friends of Israel.”
He then stressed that the Golan Heights “must stay part of Israel forever,” adding that “it’s very important that the international community recognise this fact and accept it, and most especially our great friend, the United States of America.”