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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An upland region between northeast Israel and southwest Syria northeast of the Sea of Galilee. Fortified by Syria after 1948, the area was captured by Israel in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and formally annexed by that country in 1981.

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  • proper n. A plateau straddling the border of Syria and Israel

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  • n. a fortified hilly area between southern Lebanon and southern Syria


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  • The Jewish state is carefully watching Syria, where growing unrest threatens to envelop a northern neighbor with which Israel is still technically at war over a strip of territory known as the Golan Heights.

    New Tension Roils Israel

  • Now at the Begin-Sadat Center he was signaling that he wants to be carried further, all the way in fact, and his non-mention of the Golan Heights was another hint that it's a comprehensive peace he wants America to lead him to ... well, maybe not.

    Daniel Levy: Bibi's Baby Step: What Next After Netanyahu's Speech?

  • I am currently in Israel, in an area called the Golan Heights, which rests alongside the Syrian border.

    Richard Grenell: Our Problematic Syria Policy

  • Formerly known as the Syrian Heights, the Golan Heights is a strategic plateau on the border of Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.

    Foreign Press Foundation - The Netherlands

  • Kuneitra is also the name of the former Syria garrison town in the Golan Heights, which is now a ghost town.

    Imperial Israel?

  • In 1967, The Golan Heights was the place in which the [[Syrian]] army began its attack on Israel as part of the all Arab plan for the "final solution" of Israel.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • In 1967, The Golan Heights was the place in which the

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Many Israelis and Americans involved in the process believe that a deal on the Golan Heights could be a way to isolate Iran, one of Syria's closest allies, and to moderate Syria's support for Hamas and for Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite group.

    The New Yorker

  • The emissary signaled that the US couldn't discuss return of the Golan Heights, which is a matter for Israel, or the tribunal to investigate the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, which is under United Nations jurisdiction.

    The Daily Star > News Feed

  • There were always going to be complicated questions of water, because the Golan Heights is a mountainous region, and there's a great deal of water that pours into the Jordan Valley and into Israel.

    Democracy Now!


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