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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began his Thursday speech by linking the historical battleד of the Maccabees with the Thursday US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights.
Speaking about the bravery shown by the Maccabees who prevented a Syrian-Greek invasion from the north in the region of the Golan, Pompeo affirmed the powerful connection between the people of Israel and "this dearly bought piece of real estate."
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