President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet at White House(7 images)
President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday. The leaders signed an agreement recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. Netanyahu cut short his trip to the United States due to a rocket attack at home.
Trump signs an order recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, in front of Netanyahu (C), in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. Also pictured is senior adviser Jared Kushner (L), U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman (third from right) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (second from right) and Vice President Mike Pence (R). Photo by Michael Reynolds/UPI
Trump and Netayahu shake hands after Trump signed the order. Trump said that Israel has the right to defend itself from regional threats and added, "We do not want to see another attack like the one suffered this morning north of Tel Aviv" in reference to a rocket attack that was fired from Gaza to a civilian home in Israel. Photo by Michael Reynolds/UPI
Trump said in a White House statement issued Monday, "Any possible future peace agreement in the region must account for Israel’s need to protect itself from Syria and other regional threats. Based on these unique circumstances, it is therefore appropriate to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights." Photo by Michael Reynolds/UPI