Republican members of the US Congress have introduced a bill that seeks to recognize Syria’s occupied Golan Heights as Israeli territory, a move that President Donald Trump has yet to endorse.
The measure, brought by Senators Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton as well as Representative Mike Gallagher, cites concerns about what the lawmakers call a “threat” posed by Iran.
“The United States has been committed for over 40 years to ensuring Israel’s security from attacks emanating from across the Golan Heights,” the bill’s sponsors said Wednesday.
“The threat Iran poses to America and Israel requires acknowledging the reality of Israel’s control over the territory as a matter of national security.”
The bill has no Democratic support. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has also kept mum on the bill.
Israeli officials have long pushed for US recognition of the Tel Aviv regime’s sovereignty claims over the…