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Trump Today: Trump Today: Trump signs proclamation recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli territory, lauds Mueller after being cleared of collusion

Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, welcomes Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to the White House.

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a proclamation recognizing Israel’s hold over the disputed Golan Heights as he praised the special counsel investigating him for the first time.

ISRAEL HAS ‘ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF’

The Golan Heights is an area previously held by Syria, captured in the 1967 war, and annexed in 1981 by Israel.

Trump spoke alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a missile from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip hit a house in central Israel, injuring at least seven.

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