“With a single tweet on Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump reversed a decades long U.S. policy on a fraught issue in the Middle East, announcing he would recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the strategically important Golan Heights on the Israel-Syria border. The move came two weeks before a critical Israeli election in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a Trump ally who is facing indictment, is fighting for his political career. Foreign Policy spoke with Dennis Ross, a veteran U.S. diplomat of multiple administrations on Middle East policy who played a central role in past Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations, to explore the implications…”

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