Yisrael Katz
Yisrael Katz Miriam Alster/Flash 90

Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) called on President Donald Trump to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights at the annual Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference in New York Sunday.

"The developments in Syria, including the chemical attack, emphasize the threat posed by the Iranian axis in the region," Minister Katz said. "In view of this threat, the United States and Israel should reach understanding regarding Syria and the region."

He said that the understandings should consist of five points, the first of which was "US recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights."

"The Golan Heights is an indivisible and an integral part of the State of Israel," he said.

Minister Katz also said that the US and Israel must agree on their joint opposition to the establishment of a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria "in the land, the air, or in the sea," the strengthening of sanctions against Iran until it ceases its support and fomenting of terrorism in the region and around the world, the use of sanctions to paralyze Iran's proxy in Lebanon, the Hezbollah terrorist organization, and the prevention of Iran's achieving of territorial continuity through Syria and Lebanon.