Trump recognizes Golan to counter Iran’s first steps for annexing Lebanon to Syria

US President Donald Trump’s declared recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan on Thursday, March 21, had a time-sensitive object, unconnected to the Israeli election or Binyamin Netanyahu’s run for reelection, as his rivals contended. DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources reveal that it was an arrow aimed by the US president at Iran, Syria, Iraq and Hizballah, and the machinations plotted at Syrian President Bashar Assad’s meeting with Iran’s supreme leader ayatollah Ali Khameini on Feb. 25. Present at their meeting, our sources reveal, were two figures, Al Qods chief Qasem Soleimani, supreme commander of Iran’s Mid East fronts, and, for the first time, a high-ranking Hizballah military official, who is a senior strategic adviser to Hassan Nasrallah.

In answer to a question put to him in an Israel TV interview on Thursday, visiting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pointed out that Qassem Soleimani doesn’t’ consider elections in Israel when he acts day by day against the US and Israel. Pompeo was referring that groundbreaking conversation in Khamenei’s office on Feb. 25. The presence of a highly representative Hizballah official at that meeting, alongside Assad and Soleimani, signified Tehran’s decision to treat Syria and Lebanon as a single political and military entity.

Iran in fact is taking the first steps towards Syria’s annexation of Lebanon.

Neither Washington nor Moscow are ready to countenance this step. It is therefore possible that President Vladimir Putin may agree to overtly join or quietly support US and Israel counter-action.

He already sent Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu to Damascus on Tuesday, March 19, the day after the Iranian, Syrian and Iraqi chiefs of staffs sat down to prepare joint operations in line with their new orders. Shoigu warned Assad against going through with the plan to join Iran, Iraq and Hizballah in a new axis non-aligned with any world powers. Shoigu told him that Russia was ready to put a stop to it taking off.

The Trump administration is setting two steps in train:

  1. It was announced that the time had come for the US recognize the Golan as sovereign Israeli territory.
  2. Pompeo arrives on Friday, March 22, for a two-day visit with a warning to deliver to Lebanese President Michel Aoun: If his government joins the Iranian-Syrian-Iraqi-Hizballah axis, the US will hit hard against it, including the imposition of sanctions against Lebanon’s banking system.

US recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan, though important, does not mark the end of the struggle for this strategic plateau; just the beginning.

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58 thoughts on “Trump recognizes Golan to counter Iran’s first steps for annexing Lebanon to Syria

  • Mar 21, 2019 @ 22:24 at 22:24

    you see putin,go and make a deal with the adepts of the religion of peace,to begin with,do not show your back

    • Mar 22, 2019 @ 15:27 at 15:27

      oh yeh Golan heights is annexed , with its Druze population , with its traffic among all those that lived there for thousands of years . And you ask are they all out of their mind ? or its a justice for all move? Now let us return all the annexed lands of Mexico , like Texas , LA, New Mexico and others . Reason USA will loose those places either was within 30 years , if it will even exist that long to a population exchange . For Israelis its a good day , but its sad , since they will fight another war just for this one.

      • Mar 22, 2019 @ 18:15 at 18:15

        Mexico is another made up flag stamp and banknote fantasy. This will cost the Zionist colonial project all of it’s stolen territories around the world.

        • Mar 23, 2019 @ 13:16 at 13:16

          @ivan:the days of the monkeys and the collaborators are gone,they will soon stop to terrorize the world,even china is beating them down,so ivan,make your bag;you will soon take a shower in auswchitz

      • Apr 2, 2019 @ 6:16 at 6:16

        Mexico lost Tejas because – like Syria – it used the territory to attack ranchers there. Syria lost Golan because it used the highlands to attack Israel in ’67.

        When hegemons use lands to garner tactical advantage over another sovereign, they run the risk of losing the lands. And I’m happy the aggressors met with a force they didn’t expect. Lesson learned.

        Speaking of lessons, take a few English lessons! You need them if you hope to make sense.

  • Mar 21, 2019 @ 23:19 at 23:19

    This is a good move. Israel has had sovereignty over the region longer than any other nation since the creation of nation states in the region post Sykes-Picot. The concept of self-determination also would support this move: the Golan residence would prefer Israeli control.

    No peace treaty with Syria was ever signed- the war between the two countries remains. It would be insane for Israel to give up strategic territory like the Golan to an active enemy.

    • Mar 22, 2019 @ 0:08 at 0:08

      This picture, with Netanyahu with tears in his eyes, is to cherish and respect for the efforts this man made all along his carrier. He’s a real hero. A great man. The Man. Hats off for Netanyahu!

      • Mar 22, 2019 @ 0:55 at 0:55

        Netanyahu should thank to mister Big Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , because we have to recognize, Iran’s stirring up all the conflicts and Middle East has surely contributed to the right decision regarding Golan.

  • Mar 21, 2019 @ 23:50 at 23:50

    God Bless America,
    God Bless Donald Trump,
    For ever and ever, amen!

    • Mar 22, 2019 @ 3:45 at 3:45

      I concur. Peace.

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 0:03 at 0:03

    About time !

    • Mar 22, 2019 @ 12:55 at 12:55

      Amein V’Amein!

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 0:05 at 0:05

    And enacted on the day of Purim, representing a slap to the modern day Haman – the Ayatollah of modern day Persia which is Iran. Now President Trump is emulating both King Cyrus and King Xerxes I the Great (King Ahasuerus). And according to the internet website , the Persian King during the time of Queen Esther and Purim, King Xerxes I the Great – King Ahasuerus – his 75th great grandson is Donald J. Trump the 45th President of the United States of America (who is acting like both King Cyrus and King Ahasuerus)! Surely God is in all of this!

    • Mar 22, 2019 @ 0:17 at 0:17

      The hand of God has manifested once more, there are no words to describe the greatness of his miracles.
      You Israelis are indeed the chosen people, there is no doubt!

      • Mar 22, 2019 @ 16:26 at 16:26

        stop with that non sense,there are 100 billions galaxies,each galaxy has 100 billion stars,each star has numerous planets,and you think there a choosen people?

        • Mar 22, 2019 @ 18:35 at 18:35

          Yes Israel is the chosen people. Do some homework in the OT

          • Mar 23, 2019 @ 13:18 at 13:18

            @alec:keep on dreaming if you feel allright with it

        • Mar 23, 2019 @ 4:52 at 4:52


        • Mar 24, 2019 @ 3:33 at 3:33

          of course chosen. but only in the Solar system… maybe other chosen in other worlds.
          Why such a small population of “chosen” people? 13.5 Million. when Islam has i.3 Billion same as the Christians and same as China and India. Wow between the 4 of them they have 5.2 Billion and there are only 6.5 Billion humans on Earth. Thats 80% of world population. That leaves 6.5-5.2 = 1.3 Billion. What religion are they? Why are they not chosen. I think my numbers are wrong. I think there are more than 1.3 Billion in each group. so maybe someone else can figure this out. Looks like I got lost in my ramblings. hahahaha.
          well anyway, reading so many idiotic posts will drive anybody to drink….

      • Mar 22, 2019 @ 17:29 at 17:29

        They say to those who despise Me, “The Lord has spoken, ‘You shall have peace, ‘ ” and [to] everyone who follows the view of his heart they say, “No evil shall befall you.”

        זבִּרְצ֣וֹת יְ֖הוָה דַּרְכֵי־אִ֑ישׁ גַּם־א֜וֹיְבָ֗יו יַשְׁלִ֥ם אִתּֽוֹ:

        (Devarim 29:18)

    • Mar 22, 2019 @ 0:34 at 0:34

      Hi Adam, of course anyone would find that extraordinary. I tried to find the citation on but could not…is there a direct link to the reference? Cheers Scott

      • Mar 22, 2019 @ 1:01 at 1:01

        Hi Scott! I was researching the history of Purim, and that was when I uncovered the information regarding King Xerxes and President Trump. Here is the internet address :

        Go about half way down that page and you will see the reference to President Donald J. Trump.
        Thanks for asking!

        • Mar 22, 2019 @ 15:42 at 15:42

          Thank you Adam. I found it this time. That is unbelievable. I’d like to know how they can verify such a connection? If it was possible to prove 100%, just simply astounding. It would get a LOT of people thinking, and perhaps change their course.

    • Mar 22, 2019 @ 17:26 at 17:26

      “Whoever takes no thought for the honor of this maker it would be better for him not to be born.” (Mishnah Chagigah 2:1)

      (And in their place, he will honor a god of fortresses— a god his fathers did not know— with gold, silver, precious stones, and riches. He will attack the strongest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him, making them rulers over many and distributing land for a price.…)

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 0:53 at 0:53

    God’s judgments are coming soon and so is His Supernatural Army…. hearthelordjesus(dot)com

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 1:28 at 1:28

    I love this man, our president. As an American Jew I could not be any more proud of my vote.

    • Mar 22, 2019 @ 2:38 at 2:38

      Now my cousin, convince your family, friends & neighbors!

    • Mar 22, 2019 @ 2:49 at 2:49

      What remains is for Jewish Zionist Israelis to accept the spotless lamb “Yeshuah” as their eternal sacrifice, once for all your sins.
      – It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
      – God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering.

      Although national Zionist Israel will not accept Yeshuah as its messiah until the time of Jacob’s Trouble, many individual Jews will – and already have.

      Shalom and peace, my cousins!

      • Mar 22, 2019 @ 3:12 at 3:12

        Mr. Gray – take your proselytizing somewhere else. Jews know full well jesis was a false prophet.

        • Mar 22, 2019 @ 11:54 at 11:54

          Jews by the thousands turned to him. Happily. But if you’re happy in your guilt and darkness then by all means stay there.

          • Mar 25, 2019 @ 16:06 at 16:06

            Your support and encouragement are most welcome, but please keep your false Replacement Theology comments off this site.

            Keep reading the unaltered versions (Mesorah) of the Torah, all 24 books. If your Holy Spirit (Ruach haKodesh) shows you another more true path, and you follow it, you will be truly blessed.

        • Mar 22, 2019 @ 18:21 at 18:21

          Tehillim 44:14 (15) Thou makest us a mashal (byword) among the Goyim, a shaking of the rosh among the peoples.

          Yirm 24:9 And I will deliver them for abhorrence, for an offense to kol mamlechot ha’aretz to be a reproach and a byword, a taunt and a kelalah (curse) in all places where I shall drive them.

          unless you’re jewing the matter by stretching out the conditions like sillyputty

        • Mar 22, 2019 @ 18:40 at 18:40

          The time will come when the Jews will look on the wounds in Jesus’ hands from the day of his crucifixion and will weep.
          Check your OT prophet Zechariah

        • Mar 22, 2019 @ 18:43 at 18:43

          The time will come when the Jews will look on the wounds in Jesus’ hands from the day of his crucifixion and will weep.
          Check your OT prophet Zechariah

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 2:39 at 2:39

    While not a Jew nor an Israeli, . . . I support both 100% in their struggle for their homeland. Personally would like to see them kick the rest out permanently, . . . set up a strict border, . . . and become a mecca for tourists from the world around who want to learn about God’s country and his Son, Jesus.

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 3:12 at 3:12

    President Trump is the BEST President ever. He keeps his promises wherever he goes. God Bless the Trump family. God Bless Israel.

    • Mar 22, 2019 @ 7:48 at 7:48

      And G-d Bless America!

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 3:14 at 3:14

    The Dotard proclaims the Golan part of Occupied Palestine, just like he proclaimed Guido president in Venezuela.

    Wrong side of history, Dotard. Again.

    The world laughs at impotent words.

    • Mar 22, 2019 @ 4:36 at 4:36

      The World Is Laughing At you. So will the Prince of Peace when He returns.

      • Mar 22, 2019 @ 16:19 at 16:19

        Fascism by Twitter does not work.

        • Mar 24, 2019 @ 3:07 at 3:07

          Thanks for pointing out the absurdity of your remarks. Twitter does not work for fascism. But it does work to get out a presidents message when the left wing media won’t.

          President Trump did not “proclaim” anything. He RECOGNIZED realities. One, that Maduro retained his office through fraud, is illegitimate and will soon be gone, and two, that Israel – the de facto government of Golan – is now its de jure government, and three, that Jerusalem is Israel’s eternal capital. Get used to all three. They are reality.

      • Mar 22, 2019 @ 19:29 at 19:29

        Who will the Dotard appoint as Prince of Peace?

        Kissinger? Avdigor Lieberman? MBS?

    • Mar 22, 2019 @ 16:27 at 16:27

      weaker:take cover,the army of breivik is coming to wipe you out,brendon has begon

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 6:06 at 6:06

    Right on, President Trump ! The Almighty, Omniscient God of Israel is guiding you –
    may HE continue protecting and preserving your health, wisdom and courage !

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 7:29 at 7:29

    President Donald J. Trump should be consecrated the King of the world. Amen.

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 8:30 at 8:30

    No doubt, if Trump were POTUS during WWII, he would have had the Army Air Force’s B-17s and B-24s continuously bomb the rail transit points and rails themselves whose destination was the concentration and extermination camps. These targets were lightly to not anti-aircraft and fighter aircraft defended by the Germans.

    Add that bombing the camps themselves, though creating casualties who would have died, and did die regardless, would have halted the extermination.

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 9:12 at 9:12

    ne yaparsaANIZ yapın asla kesinlikle büyük israil olamayacaksınız sizin bu adımlarınız biz müslümanları asla yıldırmaz allahtan başka ilah yoktur galip yalnızca allahtır siz bölgenin ve dünyanın kaos işgal hertürlü ülklere darbeye sebebiyet veren dünyanın zehirli başkentisiz allah hakkıyla bilendir hakkıyla hükmedendir er yada geç hz. muhammed s.a.v mübarek nur yüzü hürmetine

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 9:25 at 9:25

    It’s a day for History … God bless the United States, Long live Israel! May the God of Abraham, Jacob and Moses protect the Jewish State.
    Undoubtedly, Donald Trump is the best president that the United States of America ever had.
    Es un día para la historia … Dios bendiga a los Estados Unidos, ¡viva Israel! Que el Dios de Abraham, Jacob y Moisés proteja al Estado judío.
    Sin lugar a dudas, Donald Trump es el mejor presidente que han tenido los Estados Unidos de América.
    Alfonso M. Becker

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 13:08 at 13:08

    Wow, this is one of the world’s most important announcements and the issue that also brought Russian and the US into alignment in the Mideast. This is fantastic. We are witnessing one of the best moves in history.
    I hope Lebanon can shake the Hizbollah curse the regain its sovereignty.

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 17:28 at 17:28

    netanyahu müslüman soykırımı yapan katil zalim yaptıklarınıda tüm dünyaya meşru göstermeye çalışan bir teröristtir afrikada tüm terör örgütlerini tüm iç savaşları gözünü kırpmadan destekleyen bir zalimdir allahın izniyle sevgili israil halkı sandığa gittiği zaman tehditler aldırmadan yani baskıyla illaha netanyahuya oy vereceksin baskısına aldırmadan özgür bağımsız iradesiyle en ülkesi için en uygun olan adaya verir çünkü netanyahu bir siyonist ve evanjelisttir

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 17:30 at 17:30

    netanyahu büyük israil projesiyle hareket eden o yüzden tüm müslüman ülkeleri işgal ediyor bombalıyor

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 17:37 at 17:37

    Being ‘Anti-Kahanist and Anti-Apartheid’ is the future of America and political survival for Democratic presidential candidates, who see the writing on the wall

    When Trump says America is Anti-Israel and Anti-Jewish – what he actually means is America is ‘Anti-Kahanist and Anti-Apartheid’ – which is a very good thing

    1- all viable Democratic presidential candidate is boycotting the AIPAC March 22 conference – yippee!
    2- Trump is all in with the Kahanists (Adelson, Netanyahu, etc) – which gives Netanyahu false hope he isn’t being toppled as we speak
    3- Mueller’s indictments of Netanyahu over rigging the 2016 American election via Joel Zamel/PsyGroup, and his encryption/conspiracy over UN 2334 with Kushner are IN THE PIPELINE

    • Mar 22, 2019 @ 18:49 at 18:49

      Trump does not say “When Trump says America is Anti-Israel and Anti-Jewish – what he actually means is America is ‘Anti-Kahanist and Anti-Apartheid’ – which is a very good thing.
      So you got your reference totally wrong

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 18:54 at 18:54

    it is the demo crats who are anti-israel and anti-Jewish

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 18:57 at 18:57

    Anti-Semitism is highly welcome here, why not, if they keep annexing other people’s land.
    Hitler was after all!

  • Mar 22, 2019 @ 19:25 at 19:25

    you will pay for all what you are doing

  • Mar 23, 2019 @ 18:12 at 18:12

    Of course, God is in everything, but could we have ever guessed, twenty years ago, Babylon and Persia would be joined at the hip? We are in the end time

  • Mar 24, 2019 @ 10:19 at 10:19

    Trump would have recognised the occupation of European countries in Nazi time if he was the president of US then. Thanks to Zionist supporting Trump and other right wing governments in the world, the right winger are attacking Jewish cemetries and the right wingers in Israel even advocating facism in so called Jewish state.

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