Archiv: Golan


06.12.2019 - 10:06 [ Middle East Monitor ]

UN officially asks Israel to leave Golan Heights

The request was made after the resolution was adopted after 91 UN member states voted in favour, nine rejected and 65 abstained.

On 15 November 2018, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution asking Israel to stop exploiting the natural resources in the Palestinian territories, including the occupied East Jerusalem and Syrian Golan Heights.

10.10.2019 - 18:16 [ Ban Ki Moon / Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen ]

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 4 September to 19 November 2014

(1.12.2014)

5. In view of the heavy fighting, which was approaching close to the UNDOF headquarters at Camp Faouar and the mission’s positions in the central part of the area of separation, the Force Commander briefed both parties early in September on the Force’s plans to relocate its personnel and assets should the Nusra Front or other extremist fighters who posed a clear threat to the mission endanger the safety and security of the United Nations personnel. It should be noted here that from information posted on social media as well as in the course of its efforts to secure the release of the peacekeepers, the United Nations learned that its personnel had been taken and held by members of the Nusra Front. There were indications that the Nusra Front intended to detain additional UNDOF personnel and take from UNDOF more weapons and vehicles as opportunities arose. (…)

12. Crossing of the ceasefire line by civilians, primarily shepherds, was observed on an almost daily basis. On 24 October, United Nations observation post 73 observed 12 IDF soldiers who detained one civilian between the Alpha line and the Israeli technical fence south-east of the observation post and subsequently took him away. IDF informed UNDOF that they released the person within one hour at the same location. On 27 October, position 80 observed two IDF soldiers east of the technical fence returning from the direction of the Alpha line towards the technical fence. UNDOF observed IDF opening the technical fence gate and letting two individuals pass from the Bravo to the Alpha side. Following the evacuation of UNDOF personnel from position 85 on 28 August, UNDOF sporadically observed armed members of the opposition interacting with IDF across the ceasefire line in the vicinity of United Nations position 85.

10.10.2019 - 18:15 [ UN Tribune ]

UN Peacekeepers Observe IDF Interacting With Al Nusra in Golan

(4.12.2014)

UN troops monitoring the 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria have witnessed interactions between members of the Israeli Defence Forces and the Al Nusra Front who have taken over a large part of the Golan Heights.

10.10.2019 - 18:05 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu to Obama: Syria Disintegration Allows for ‚Different Thinking‘ on Future of Golan Heights

(10.11.2015)

Netanyahu’s general, implied statement on the Golan Heights draws from political ideas developed by various right-wing figures over the past year, who argue that the situation in Syria and the takeover of ISIS and other Al-Qaida-affiliated groups of large portions of the country may allow Israel to receive international recognition of 1981 the annexation of the Golan Heights.

10.10.2019 - 17:56 [ Zvi Hauser / Haaretz ]

A Historic Opportunity for Israel in the Golan Heights

(03.07.2015)

Syria used to exist, but soon will no longer exist. The validity of the arrangements that defined the borders and the countries in the Middle East after World War I has expired, and the region can now expect many years of instability. In such a situation, Israel must reformulate its geostrategic interests – not only on the Syrian front – by looking far into the future, rather than deep into the past.

18.05.2019 - 03:02 [ Eva J. Koulouriotis / Twitter ]

#BREAKING #NOW Preliminary information refers to the targeting by Israeli warplanes of at least two sites belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards south and south-west of the Syrian capital #Damascus.

#Syria #Israel #IDF #IAF #Russia #Iran #IRGC

18.05.2019 - 02:59 [ Haaretz ]

Syria Says Air Defenses Intercept Projectiles Coming From Israel

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor affiliated with the Syrian opposition, reported that three explosions were heard in southern and southwestern Damascus. According to the report, the areas that were targeted have an Iranian military and Hezbollah presence.

18.05.2019 - 00:06 [ Washington Post ]

Explosions near Syrian capital in apparent Israeli strikes

Several explosions were heard in the Syrian capital Damascus on Friday night as the country’s air defenses opened fire on “objects” coming from the direction of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state media reported.

24.04.2019 - 06:07 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Golanhöhen: Neue Siedlung soll Trumps Namen tragen

Der israelische Regierungschef Netanyahu will eine neue Siedlung auf den Golanhöhen nach US-Präsident Trump benennen – aus Dankbarkeit. Trump hatte zuvor Israels Souveränität über das annektierte Gebiet anerkannt.

13.04.2019 - 09:55 [ Haaretz ]

AIPAC-affiliated Democrats Warn Netanyahu Against West Bank Annexation

Four U.S. lawmakers who have long proved staunch supporters of Israel express concern over the prime minister’s campaign promise ■ Other lawmakers single out Netanyahu’s ‚full-throated embrace of the far right’s extreme agenda‘

06.04.2019 - 23:51 [ Reuters ]

Trump says he made Golan Heights decision after a quick history lesson

Speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition gathering in Las Vegas, Trump said he made the snap decision during a discussion with his top Middle East peace advisers, including the U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

“I said, ‘Fellows, do me a favor. Give me a little history, quick. Want to go fast. I got a lot of things I’m working on: China, North Korea. Give me a quickie,” Trump said to laughter from the Las Vegas crowd.

05.04.2019 - 02:28 [ The Charlotte Observer ]

South Carolina should become part of Israel, Syrian UN diplomat says after Trump move

The decision was denounced by Syria and many other world powers that still recognize the Golan Heights as Syrian territory. Jaafari told the U.N. the territory would not “be part of some damned and wicked deal, or a pawn to be exchanged for support in your electoral games,” Newsweek reported.

31.03.2019 - 22:45 [ antikrieg.com ]

Gerede über die Annexion des Golan berücksichtigt nicht die Vertriebenen

Die überwiegende Mehrheit der Israelis weiss immer noch nicht, dass über 130.000 Einwohner der Golanhöhen während des Krieges von 1967 aus ihren Dörfern, Städten und Gemeinden vertrieben wurden. Tatsächlich ist das Gebiet in den letzten Jahrzehnten für die meisten Israelis zu einem „Konsens“-Thema geworden, so dass viele keinen Grund sehen, es zurückzugeben. Während also Präsident Trump letzte Woche die Welt vor den Kopf stieß, indem er die Annexion des Golan durch Israel anerkannte, feierte in Israel fast jeder diesen Schritt.

31.03.2019 - 12:48 [ Ofir Gendelman / Twitter ]

PM Netanyahu: I have ordered that IDF forces remain fully deployed around the Gaza Strip. This includes tanks, artillery, ground forces & the air force. We are prepared for any scenario and–if need be–an extensive campaign. We will do what needs to be done for Israel’s security

31.03.2019 - 12:21 [ Mondo Weiss ]

‘The New York Times’ runs Israeli propaganda on ’67 War: It was ‘defensive’

Furthermore, the most widely believed reason why on June 8, several days after starting the 1967 war, Israel tried to sink the American spy ship USS Liberty, killing 34 Americans and wounding 171, was that Israel suspected that the ship might be overhearing Israel’s communications about its plans to attack Syria, which could have led the U.S. government to lean on Israel not to attack Syria. Israel took the Golan on June 9-10.

The Times has been showing some encouraging progress of late on Israel/Palestine, but this article is a reversion to the worst days of propaganda and disinformation.

30.03.2019 - 15:59 [ Dennis Ross / Washington Post ]

Golan policy may invite Israel’s right to annex West Bank territory. That would spell disaster.

Benny Gantz and the other leaders of the Blue and White party have already declared they will not join a government if Netanyahu heads it, because the attorney general, Avichai Mandelblit, has declared his intent to indict Netanyahu.

30.03.2019 - 15:54 [ New York Times ]

Netanyahu Says Golan Heights Move ‘Proves You Can’ Keep Occupied Territory

“There is a very important principle in international life,” Mr. Netanyahu said late Monday after attending the Golan signing ceremony at the White House. “When you start wars of aggression, you lose territory, do not come and claim it afterwards. It belongs to us.”

22.03.2019 - 13:00 [ CNN ]

Trump: Time for US to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights

President Donald Trump overturned longstanding US policy regarding the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, announcing „it is time“ for the US to „fully recognize Israel’s sovereignty“ over the region.

18.11.2018 - 14:53 [ Jason Ditz / antikrieg.com ]

USA lehnen UNO-Resolution ab, die Israel zur Rückgabe der Golanhöhen auffordert

Botschafterin Nikki Haley sagte, dass die Gegenstimme darauf zurückzuführen sei, dass man die Resolution als antiisraelisch eingestuft habe. Die Resolution erscheint jedoch identisch mit dem zu sein, was sie immer schon beinhaltet hat. Die Veränderung scheint vollständig innerhalb der US-Administration zu liegen.

31.10.2018 - 17:06 [ SANA ]

Syrian citizens in occupied Golan stage a general strike in rejection of Judaizing practices of Israeli occupation

In two identical letters directed to the UN Secretary General and UNSC President, the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the occupation authorities’ attempts to hold the aforementioned elections on 30/10/2018 in the villages of the occupied Syria Golan contradict UN resolutions and the Geneva agreements on territories under control of occupation.

06.10.2018 - 21:58 [ Press TV ]

Defying Israeli occupation, Golan Druze pledge loyalty to Syria’s Assad

The crowd marked the Saturday event by wearing their traditional black garbs and white hats while waving Syrian flags and pictures of Assad. The gathering Druze shouted support for the president into megaphones and were answered by Syrian soldiers who were standing behind a security fence on the opposite side of the border.

12.08.2018 - 14:10 [ UN Tribune ]

UN Peacekeepers Observe IDF Interacting With Al Nusra in Golan

(4.12.2014) UN troops monitoring the 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria have witnessed interactions between members of the Israeli Defence Forces and the Al Nusra Front who have taken over a large part of the Golan Heights.

12.08.2018 - 14:04 [ Haaretz ]

To Push Iran Back, Israel Ramps Up Support for Syrian Rebels, ‚Arming 7 Different Groups‘

(21.2.2018) With the Assad regime’s advances the civil war and America’s reduced involvement in the region, Israel has been forced to make significant changes in its policies in the Golan Heights

03.08.2018 - 16:30 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

Syria: Russian military police secure UN mission access to Golan Heights

Russian military police secured UN mission access to Golan Heights on Friday, for the first time since the beginning of the conflict in Syria on. Deputy commander of the Russian forces in Syrian Arab Republic Sergei Kuralenko said that today’s event will allow the UN mission to „fully fulfil its obligations to the international community.“

01.08.2018 - 16:23 [ Haaretz ]

Iranian Forces Pulling Back From Israel Border, Says Russia

Lavrentiev said Iranian service personnel whom he described as advisors could be among Syrian army forces who remain closer to the Israeli border.

„But there are no units of heavy equipment and weapons that could pose a threat to Israel at a distance of 85 km from the line of demarcation,“ Lavrentiev said.

28.07.2018 - 14:35 [ Sputnik ]

Man wollte Israel und Russland gegeneinander ausspielen – Experte über IS-Provokation

(26.7.2018) Nach Angaben des Ministeriums hatte die IS-Miliz* am Mittwoch versucht, einen Schlag der israelischen Truppen gegen die Stellungen der syrischen Regierungsarmee zu provozieren. Zu diesem Zweck sei israelisches Territorium von den Orten Nafa und Shajara aus mit Raketen beschossen worden.

Das Oberkommando der russischen Truppengruppierung in Syrien hat der Führung der israelischen Armee gedankt, die die Terrorkämpfer getötet und damit eine umfassende Provokation verhindert habe.

28.07.2018 - 14:32 [ Sputnik ]

Weißhelme-Rettung: Verheimlicht Israel seine wahre Rolle im Syrien-Krieg?

(24.7.2018) Die spezifische Vorstellung Israels von eigenen nationalen Interessen sorgt für ein prinzipienloses Verhalten bei der Gewährleistung dieser Interessen. Vielen (besonders in Europa) würde die Kooperation Netanjahus mit Organisationen, die von der UNO als Terrororganisationen eingestuft wurden, bei einer möglichen Konfrontation mit dem Iran kaum gefallen.

Vor diesem Hintergrund entsteht der logische Verdacht, dass die etwa 400 verloren gegangenen Mitglieder der „White Helmets“ in der Tat getarnte Dschihadisten sind, die man dem Publikum kaum vorstellen kann — andernfalls könnte es zu einem Skandal kommen.

25.07.2018 - 12:58 [ tagesschau.de ]

Überraschendes Treffen: Merkel und Lawrow beraten in Berlin

Sie traf in Berlin mit dem russischen Außenminister Sergej Lawrow zusammen, um die Lage im Nahen Osten und insbesondere in Syrien zu erörtern. An dem Treffen nahmen den Angaben zufolge auch Außenminister Heiko Maas (SPD) sowie von russischer Seite der Chef des Generalstabes der Streitkräfte, Waleri Gerassimow, teil.

25.07.2018 - 12:42 [ Haaretz ]

‚At Least 50 Killed‘ in ISIS Suicide Attack in pro-Assad Syrian City Near Jordan Border

No group immediately claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attacks.

The rare attacks in Sweida and its capital, a predominantly Druze city, came amid a government offensive in the country’s south. Government forces are battling an affiliate of the Islamic State group near the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and near the border with Jordan.

25.07.2018 - 12:40 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Russia: Israel has not rejected our proposal to distance the Iranians 100 km from border

According to a statement made by the Russian embassy, „The talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were very constructive.“

23.07.2018 - 14:57 [ Ban Ki Moon / Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen ]

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 4 September to 19 November 2014

(1.12.2014) 5. In view of the heavy fighting, which was approaching close to the UNDOF headquarters at Camp Faouar and the mission’s positions in the central part of the area of separation, the Force Commander briefed both parties early in September on the Force’s plans to relocate its personnel and assets should the Nusra Front or other extremist fighters who posed a clear threat to the mission endanger the safety and security of the United Nations personnel. It should be noted here that from information posted on social media as well as in the course of its efforts to secure the release of the peacekeepers, the United Nations learned that its personnel had been taken and held by members of the Nusra Front. There were indications that the Nusra Front intended to detain additional UNDOF personnel and take from UNDOF more weapons and vehicles as opportunities arose. (…)

12. Crossing of the ceasefire line by civilians, primarily shepherds, was observed on an almost daily basis. On 24 October, United Nations observation post 73 observed 12 IDF soldiers who detained one civilian between the Alpha line and the Israeli technical fence south-east of the observation post and subsequently took him away. IDF informed UNDOF that they released the person within one hour at the same location. On 27 October, position 80 observed two IDF soldiers east of the technical fence returning from the direction of the Alpha line towards the technical fence. UNDOF observed IDF opening the technical fence gate and letting two individuals pass from the Bravo to the Alpha side. Following the evacuation of UNDOF personnel from position 85 on 28 August, UNDOF sporadically observed armed members of the opposition interacting with IDF across the ceasefire line in the vicinity of United Nations position 85.

23.07.2018 - 14:55 [ UN Tribune ]

UN Peacekeepers Observe IDF Interacting With Al Nusra in Golan

(4.12.2014) UN troops monitoring the 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria have witnessed interactions between members of the Israeli Defence Forces and the Al Nusra Front who have taken over a large part of the Golan Heights.

08.07.2018 - 16:03 [ Elijah J. Magnier ‏ / Twitter ]

For the east of #Daraa, I can confirm that in the last 48hours, there are large numbers of special forces (hundreds) , allies to the #Syria/n army, have been gathering to fight #ISIS (Khaled bin al-waleed) based on the borders with the occupied Golan Heights.

30.06.2018 - 12:21 [ Reuters ]

Syrian rebels say in talks with Russia for southwest deal

The government’s offensive so far has focused on Deraa province, which borders Jordan, but not Quneitra province, which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The deal being discussed does not include Quneitra, the rebels said.

29.06.2018 - 06:08 [ Geographical ]

Hotspot: Golan Heights

The second aspect involves water. The highland plateau may only be about 450 square miles in area but it is a major source of water for the River Jordan. Some 30 per cent of Israel’s freshwater supplies originate from the Golan Heights. The river water is essential to enabling Israeli agriculture and settler communities in Golan. Winter rainfall and snowfall replenish the River Jordan, which then snakes its way towards the Sea of Galilee.

31.05.2018 - 08:40 [ derStandard.at ]

Tote am Golan: Minister wurde zeitnah von Vorfall informiert

In dem Schreiben beschwert sich das österreichische Kommando am Golan darüber, dass die österreichischen Blauhelme vom UNO-Kommando „im Rahmen der Ereignisse vom 29. September“ eine „nicht mandatskonforme Befehlserteilung“ erhalten haben und der damalige indische Force Commander „herabwürdigende Aussagen“ gegenüber den österreichischen Soldaten im Zusammenhang mit der „Auftragserfüllung“ getätigt habe. Die Österreicher wurden u.a. aufgefordert, die Leichen und die Waffen der Getöteten zu bergen.

19.05.2018 - 04:33 [ Sputnik ]

Mysteriöse Maas-Mission: Was suchte deutscher Minister über Westjordanland?

Deswegen rät auch das Auswärtige Amt in Deutschland den Regierungsvertretern immer explizit, die Demarkationslinie einzuhalten. Und wenn man mit dem Hubschrauber fliegt, nicht über die besetzten Gebiete zu fliegen. Das hat Heiko Maas offensichtlich anders gehandhabt. Er ist als Justizminister mit einer sehr rechtsgerichteten israelischen Regierungsvertreterin über die kompletten besetzten Gebiete geflogen.“

13.05.2018 - 19:34 [ Dissident Voice ]

Syria Imposes New Rules of Engagement on Israel

(12.May) The journalists and Israeli analysts also pointed out the psychological and economic repercussions of this incident, with more than 20,000 Golan settlers having had to hastily find their way back to the shelters in the middle of the night (how much will they be at the next escalation?), and the beginning of the summer period having been ushered in by a wave of hotel reservation deletions due to fears of a war between Israel and Iran.