The Trump administration has released a controversial new US government map of Israel that shows the Golan Heights in Syria as being part of Israel, much to the outrage of many online.
Special envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, shared the updated map on Twitter on Tuesday. Israel occupied the Syrian region in the 1967 Six Day War and later annexed it in 1981 in a move that was not recognized by the international community or the UN Security Council.
— Jason D. Greenblatt (@jdgreenblatt45) April 16, 2019
.@APDiploWriter: Following the Golan announcement @POTUS instructed all agencies to take action to implement his decision. It’s a large process to update everything. The USG is working on this but it takes time. As the saying goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” https://t.co/H0UznOYQg9
— Jason D. Greenblatt (@jdgreenblatt45) April 17, 2019
President Donald Trump announced he was recognizing the Golan Heights as being part of Israel late last month, in the run up to Israel’s election in April.
Greenblatt tweeted that Trump had “instructed all agencies to take action to implement his decision. It’s a large process to update everything.”'
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