President Donald Trump recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights in an executive order he signed Monday during a visit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!" the president tweeted.
After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, whi… https://t.co/WNVb2P8PE8— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1553187046.0
According to Axios, European leaders are not happy with Trump's decision and said that it was a "violation of international law."
"The ambassadors of France, Germany and the U.K. delivered a harsh rebuke of the Trump administration's decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights," the report said.
Adding, "The sources said the French, British and German envoys told Coates and Satterfield that Trump's recognition of the Golan was a violation of international law and UN resolutions and that it legitimizes taking over land by force."
Read the full report here.