|• Total||1,800 km2 (700 sq mi)|
|• Occupied by Israel||1,200 km2 (500 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||2,814 m (9,232 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
The Golan Heights is a strip of land in northeastern Israel that was captured by Israel in the Six Day War of 1967. The United Nations has voted to ask Israel to pull its troops out of the Golan Heights. Syria and Israel still have not signed a peace treaty from that war, mostly because of the issue of the Golan. They almost reached a peace deal but they could not agree on where to draw the line, and what Syria would have to do in return. On the western edge of the Golan Heights is a range of extinct volcanos.
Maps[change | change source]
Map of the Golan Heights. Sites on the map in blue are Israeli villages; and sites in black are Syrian villages.
A map of the Golan Hights from a satellite.
References[change | change source]
- "Golan Heights". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- "Profile: Golan Heights". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
- "The Syrian Golan". Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- Israel becomes a fortress nation as it walls itself off from the Arab Spring, NBC News, March 20, 2013.
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Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Golan Heights.|
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide about: Golan Heights|
- Israeli community portal
- The Syrian Golan – Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations
- Gaulonitis in the Jewish Encyclopedia (1906)
- What is the dispute over the Golan Heights?
- A View From Damascus: Internal Refugees From Golan’s 244 Destroyed Syrian Villages from Washington Report