US President Donald Trump receives this Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White house.

The Meeting is under special observation, because Trump had announced in the past week, the Golan heights as Israeli territory recognize. According to Israel’s foreign Minister Israel Katz Trump wants. to do this, on Monday a decree to sign From the White house, there was initially no confirmation.

trump’s announcement to the Golan heights was taken in the last week of Israel thrilled, however, especially from the Arab side as well as from Turkey and Russia criticized. Syria appreciated trump’s initiative as irresponsible.

Israel had conquered the Golan heights, a strategically important rocky plateau above the lake of Galilee, in 1967 and in 1981 annexed. The has not been recognised internationally. Under international law, territories are considered Israeli-occupied territory of Syria.

Netanyahu is on a total of four days in the United States. On Tuesday, he will hold a speech at the annual meeting of the lobby organization Aipac. In Israel 9 am. April, the parliamentary elections will be held.

Netanyahu said before his departure that he wanted to talk with Trump about Syria, and additional sanctions against Israel’s arch enemy Iran. Netanyahu stressed that he had good relations with heads of state from all over the world, including Russia, India, Brazil, Japan and China. “We, however, had never been such a connection between the Israeli Prime Minister and an American President,” he said.

Trumps policy in the middle East receives in the right-wing conservative government in Israel, a lot of applause. Netanyahu praises about the decision of the relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as well as the withdrawal of the USA from the nuclear deal with Iran.

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