In an interview with reporters after meeting with U.S. President Donald trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he had asked the us side to recognize the Golan as Israeli territory.
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According to Netanyahu, his request came as a shock to a new presidential administration.
Recall that Netanyahu raised this issue in November 2015, however, President Barack Obama categorically rejected the Israeli treatment that «could damage U.S.-backed Syrian opposition.»
The Israeli Prime Minister expressed readiness to consider, in accordance with the request of the administration trump the reduction in construction activity in the settlements in Judea and Samaria. However, he stressed that Israel will not renew restrictions on construction in East Jerusalem.