Trump backs Israel’s authority over seized territory

Q: In a Twitter message last week, President Donald Trump said “it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” about 460 square miles of land that Israeli forces seized during a 1967 war with its neighbors. Where is Israel?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Israelis took Golan's rocky highlands from which country on Israel’s northeast border?

A. Egypt

B. Jordan

C. Lebanon

D. Syria

Q: Israel annexed the Golan Heights in 1980 but the United States and other nations did not recognize its sovereignty over the captured territory. What nation was hit by economic sanctions by the United States and its allies after it annexed another nation’s territory in 2014?

A. China

B. Iran

C. Russia

D. Zimbabwe

Q: In reaction to World War II, the charters of NATO and the UN embraced the principle that no nation can change international boundaries by force. Which nation used force to expand its territory before World War II?

A. Germany

B. Italy

C. Japan

D. All of the above

Q: Have the United States, Britain and most of their allies ever used force to expand their territories?

A. Yes

B. No

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