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.
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.
I am currently in Israel, in an area called the Golan Heights, which rests alongside the Syrian border.
Formerly known as the Syrian Heights, the Golan Heights is a strategic plateau on the border of Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.
Kuneitra is also the name of the former Syria garrison town in the Golan Heights, which is now a ghost town.
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.
In 1967, The Golan Heights was the place in which the
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 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.
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.