Golan Heights


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Go·lan Heights

 (gō′län′)
An upland region between northeast Israel and southwest Syria northeast of the Sea of Galilee. Fortified by Syria after 1948, the area was captured by Israel in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and unilaterally annexed by that country in 1981, although Syria continues to lay claim to the region.

Golan Heights

(ˈɡəʊˌlæn)
pl n
(Placename) a range of hills in the Middle East, possession of which is disputed between Israel and Syria: under Syrian control until 1967 when they were stormed by Israeli forces; Jewish settlements have since been established. Highest peak: 2224 m (7297 ft)
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Noun1.Golan Heights - a fortified hilly area between southern Lebanon and southern Syria; "artillery on the Golan Heights can dominate a large area of Israel"
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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Golan Heights

[ˈgəʊlænˈhaɪts] NPL the Golan Heightslos Altos del Golán
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