Netanyahu says Israel will never give up the Golan Heights

April 18, 2016 12:43 AM

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Israel will never relinquish control over the Golan Heights, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Sunday during the first Cabinet meeting to be held in the contested territory. He said that the chaos from the civil war in neighboring Syria made returning the strategic plateau to Damascus too risky for Israel.

“It's time that the international community recognize two fundamental facts,'' Netanyahu declared after posing with Cabinet members at a spot overlooking the Sea of Galilee -- Israel's largest water reservoir. “First, no matter what happens on the other side of the border, the line itself isn't goin...

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