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he did it again delight in Israel is get it I'll go abroad many well powers including some US allies have come out in force denouncing president trump's decision to back Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights which were captured from Syria during the nineteen sixty seven war there is allies Iran and Russia condemned trump's comments as illegal no surprise that but the E. U. tacky in Egypt also maintains that they do not recognize Israeli sovereignty in the area meanwhile some locals of voicing their opposition to what is rami I up is that we're standing here in front of medical sense a large era truce village in the Golan Heights which in the past has been the focal point of local opposition to Israel's rules , if you walk through the streets of the village today and ask people for their reaction to trump's statement they give you one over arching replied that they are Syrians and this is some say that the only legitimate government here is that if Syria's president Bashar al Assad and nothing truck can ever say will change that despite the political from this storm some said it would change a little on the ground residents have lived under Israeli rule for more than half a century the area was formally annexed in nineteen eighty one and if not recognized by the international community also both Israel and the United States already have very hostile relations with the Syrian government and the height served as flash point in the series , in Washington not to tell Nick explains why the area has come into focus now this is %HESITATION a major boost potentially for up prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the cusp of April ninth elections %HESITATION he is already under a great deal of pressure on a very tight election campaign a time when he's facing some very strong corruption charges which he denies for president trump %HESITATION this also appears to be another gambit to a Polish his popularity days ahead of the Washington the annual convention of a pack of a strong as a pro Israel lobby trumpet shut Jill ties Netanyahu at the White House next week