Netanyahu Presses Pompeo on Israeli Sovereignty of Golan Heights

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JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed the United States to recognize Israeli governance of most of the Golan Heights during a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday underscoring the growing possibility that the Trump administration may change the American stance on the territory. Trump next week a trip that could offer the prime ministers troubled re election campaign a lift. Netanyahu also plans to speak at the annual conference of Aipac the pro Israel lobbying group. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have hailed strong ties between the two countries and vowed to counter Iranian aggression as the pair met in Jerusalem weeks before Israels election. Speaking at a press conference Pompeo and Netanyahu made no mention of the heated Israeli election campaign. With such threats a daily reality of Israeli life said Pompeo. I know that you and the president have an outstanding working relationship addressing Netanyahu. For his part which Israel regards as an existential threat

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