President Trump asserted that "after 52 years, it is time for the U.S. to fully recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and regional stability!" In response, Prime Minister Netanyahu remarked that "President Trump has just made history... he did so at a time when Iran is trying to use Syria as a platform to attack and destroy Israel". "We're celebrating Purim, when 2500 years ago, other Persians, led by Haman, tried to destroy the Jewish people", he reflected. "They failed then; and today, 2500 years later, again Persians led by Khamenei are trying to destroy the Jewish people and the Jewish state. They're going to fail again".
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