ABC News | March 21,2019
By: Meridith McGraw
President Donald Trump on Thursday changed decades of U.S. Middle East policy with a tweet, announcing that "After 52 years, it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israeli's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights."
Trump said the Golan "is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!"
This major, unexpected announcement comes just days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House on Monday and speaks at the pro-Israel AIPAC conference in Washington.
Within minutes, Netanyahu tweeted "Thank You President Trump!"