Golan Heights: History & Overview

Golan Heights: History & Overview

This article from the Jewish Virtual Library presents a historical overview of the Golan heights from biblical through modern times, a description of the local Druze and Jewish population groups, an economic profile of the region, a summary of the security situation and relationships with neighboring countries, and the impact of the Syrian Civil War and US President Donald Trump’s recent recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the area. The Jewish Virtual Library is a project of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE), a Zionist organization focused on strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship. 

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