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.
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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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Translations

Golan Heights

[ˈgəʊlænˈhaɪts] NPL the Golan Heightslos Altos del Golán
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Moshe Yaalon, Israel's senior army commander, suggested that Israel could cede the Golan Heights to Syria in any future peace agreement.
peacekeeping mission in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights by six months through to Feb.
Three weeks later, the Israeli government began to establish settlements in the territories, opening the first near Quneitra in the Golan Heights. Then-Prime Minister Levi Eshkol waited until late September to announce the founding of Kibbutz Merom Hagolan and was rebuked by the Johnson administration for what was seen as an abrupt change in policy.
If Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has his way, alongside Katzrin, Ramot and Ramat Magshimim on the Golan Heights, there may someday soon be a community named Kiryat Trump.
Summary: Tehran [Iran], Apr 21 (ANI): Iran on Saturday strongly condemned United States' decision to declare Israel's sovereignty on Golan Heights.
The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has once again expressed the 28-nation bloc's disapproval of the Israeli regime's claim of "sovereignty" to Syria's Golan Heights and other Tel Aviv-occupied territories.