Video Duration 24 minutes 30 seconds
From: Inside Story

Is Trump changing US policy in the Middle East?

US President Donald Trump recently announced US recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.

In his latest controversial move, US President Donald Trump of has recognised Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, ending decades of United States‘s policy towards the region.

It was a boost for embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is seeking reelection in two weeks.

But the move has been condemned by world leaders. Israel captured the territory in 1967 and annexed it in 1981 in a step not recognised internationally.

Presenter: Nick Clark


Rami Khouri: Senior fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy at the American University of Beirut

Guillaume Charron: Director of the advisory firm Independent Diplomat

Eugene Kontorovich: International law professor at the Kohelet Policy Forum who advised both the Israeli and American governments on the occupied Golan Heights