President Trump on Monday hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, and signed a proclamation to recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights, a disputed region at the center of Israeli-Syrian conflict over the last half-century. Trump unexpectedly tweeted support for the move last week, and made it official on Monday afternoon, though Netanyahu cut his U.S. visit short due to Israel's bombing of Hamas targets in the disputed Gaza Strip, which began in response to two rockets that were fired at Tel Aviv, which Israel blamed on Hamas. U.S. support of an Israeli-led Golan Heights is considered a major political win for Netanyahu, who faces a tough upcoming election.

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