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Trump says it's time for US to recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights

JERUSALEM - President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the United States will recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a fertile expanse of land Israel seized from Syria decades ago, handing the government of Benjamin Netanyahu another prize and angering the international community.

In a tweet that reverses long-standing U.S. policy, Trump said it was "time" to recognize full Israeli control over the disputed swath of land, an estimated 700 square miles that extends

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