#Golan Heights

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, arrives for a security briefing on Mount Bental in Golan Heights. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Mike Pompeo became the first US secretary of state to visit the Golan Heights
  • With heavy security, Pompeo toured parts of the disputed territory 
  • Israeli FM Gabi Ashkenazi praised Pompeo for recognising "the strategic importance of the Golan Heights"

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also criticised Palestinian BDS movement against Israel as "cancer" during his meet with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI) (crédito de la foto: Twitter/@

  • Mike Pompeo to visit the disputed territory of Golan Heights on Thursday-- a first for from the US
  • The territory was taken by Israel in 1967 war from Syria
  • Pompeo is visiting the country to discuss Israel-UAE accord  signed in September