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Trump supports Israel to redraw Syrian border

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by reedak, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. reedak

    reedak Well-Known Member

    May 1, 2014
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    1. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the White House, Donald Trump signed a decree recognising occupied Golan Heights as part of Israel. The document reverses more than a half-century of US policy after Israel seized the strategic land from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War and annexed it in 1981.

    2. Below are implications of Donald Trump's unilateral move:

    (a) Under Donald Trump, international law and treaties are no longer sacrosanct. Shortly after he assumed office, he tore to shreds many international treaties and agreements signed by his predecessor. Despite his scandals and business failures, he seems to be very resilient and enjoys strong support among some Republican Party veterans. At least in the implementation of controversial policies, they have finally found someone behaving like a wild horse in a headlong dash through a minefield regardless of consequences.

    In recognising Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, Trump has acted like a global emperor, constable and judge, redrawing international boundaries according to his whims and fancies. In the future, he could stir up more trouble by meddling in the domestic affairs of other countries and redrawing their borders simply with one stroke of his pen in violations of international law.

    (b) The greatest danger to the international order is that all other countries, big and small, will be emboldened to emulate his "Might is Right" policy in tearing up all existing treaties and redrawing borders in defiance of international law. There will be more turbulence and chaos in the world, particularly in the Middle East.

    Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8716492/donald-trump-declaration-occupied-golan-heights-israel-syria/





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