A senior Biden campaign official told the Jewish News Syndicate that a Biden administration would not reverse President Trump’s 2019 decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in 1967 and annexed the territory in 1981, a move that was not internationally recognized. President Trump’s decision broke with the international community.
“I don’t think a Biden administration would reverse that,” the unnamed campaign official said. “It was de facto recognized anyway. It was largely symbolic. It didn’t really change the calculus either by the United States or Israel or any of the neighboring nations.”
Earlier this year, Joe Biden himself said he would not reverse another controversial move by the Trump administration regarding Israel. Biden said he disagreed with President Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but the former vice president said he would keep the embassy in Jerusalem.