Top US Democrat indicates support for ongoing Israeli rule over Golan Heights

Comments from House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer come as Israel seeks to get US recognition of its annexation of strategic plateau

By TOI staff 28 January 2019,

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., speaks at a news conference to introduce legislation supporting NATO on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., speaks at a news conference to introduce legislation supporting NATO on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

One of the top Democrats has indicated that he supports Israel’s bid to get the US to recognize the country’s annexation of the Golan Heights.

Responding to a question from the Jewish Insider last week, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s spokesperson said that the Congressman believes that “Israel should maintain control of the Golan Heights.”

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