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Watch: Mount Hermon opens to visitors

After being closed due to COVID pandemic, Mount Hermon visitors' center opens to the public for the first time this season.

Watch: Mount Hermon opens to visitors

Judea/Samaria and Golan Heights outside textbook for 1st graders

Tens of thousands of first-grade students in Israel study from textbook with map without Judea/Samaria; 'Cancel Education Ministry approval'

Judea/Samaria and Golan Heights outside textbook for 1st graders

Israeli ambassador to UN demands action against Iran in Syria

"Iran should be made to withdraw from Syria," amb. Gilad Erdan writes to Security Council.

Israeli ambassador to UN demands action against Iran in Syria

Syria: Pompeo visit to Golan Heights a 'provocation'

Syrian government condemns Pompeo visit to the Golan Heights: Such criminal visits encourage Israel to continue its hostile approach.

Syria: Pompeo visit to Golan Heights a 'provocation'

Pompeo: No denying Golan Heights are part of Israel

'You can't stand here and deny what President Trump recognized, that this is a part of Israel,' Pompeo says in first visit to Golan Heights.

Pompeo: No denying Golan Heights are part of Israel

MK Uzi Dayan: Game-changing opportunity on Syrian border

Former general hopeful that Syrian Golan could become Israel-friendly region.

MK Uzi Dayan: Game-changing opportunity on Syrian border

Watch: IDF exposes explosives on the border with Syria

IDF forces operate on Syrian border in southern Golan Heights, after bombs found in Israeli territory.

Watch: IDF exposes explosives on the border with Syria

Gantz: Syria is responsible for bomb found on Golan Heights

Defense Minister issues warning to Syria after explosive device found on Israeli side of the Golan Heights.

Gantz: Syria is responsible for bomb found on Golan Heights

Report: Pompeo to visit Judea and Samaria

According to Axios, Secretary of State planning to visit Golan Heights as well as Israeli town in Judea and Samaria next week.

Report: Pompeo to visit Judea and Samaria

Discovery in the North:

Fortress from the time of King David discovered in the Golan

3000-year-old fortified complex unearthed in northern Israel, the first such fort to be found in the Golan from the era of King David.

Fortress from the time of King David discovered in the Golan

Source: Biden will not reverse recognition of Golan Heights

Senior Biden campaign official says he will likely not reverse recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights if elected.

Source: Biden will not reverse recognition of Golan Heights

1,700-year-old border marker unearthed in the Golan Heights

Ancient town boundary marker discovered near Israeli army base in the Golan Heights.

1,700-year-old border marker unearthed in the Golan Heights

'Things are happening' in Syria, says DM Gantz

Gantz describes an evolving security policy according to which "no incident passes without a response from us."

'Things are happening' in Syria, says DM Gantz

An Israeli ‘dissident’ demolished

Unfortunately for the anti-Israel Jew who wrote a book accusing the IDF of a 1967 Golan massacre, the reviewer was there at the time. Op-ed.

An Israeli ‘dissident’ demolished

IDF tanks abandoned in Golan Heights

Families hiking in Golan Heights discover unguarded IDF tanks, equipment. 'Unsual and serious mistake,' IDF admits.

IDF tanks abandoned in Golan Heights

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IDF thwarts infiltration attempt along Syrian border

IDF soldiers identify terrorists placing explosives near border fence. IDF forces and IDF aircraft fire at the terrorists.

IDF thwarts infiltration attempt along Syrian border

Explosions reported near Israel-Syrian border

Israeli civilian car damaged by shrapnel in Golan Heights after explosions heard at Israel-Syrian border.

Explosions reported near Israel-Syrian border

Cabinet approves establishment of Ramat Trump

Cabinet approves proposal to establish the community of Ramat Trump in the northern Golan Heights, named after the US President.

Cabinet approves establishment of Ramat Trump

Government to approve establishment of Ramat Trump

Government to approve on Sunday the establishment of Golan Heights community meant to pay tribute to US President.

Government to approve establishment of Ramat Trump

Wounded Golan infiltrator identified as Syrian national

Lebanon says infiltrator who was wounded while crossing into Israeli territory is a Syrian cattle herder.

Wounded Golan infiltrator identified as Syrian national

IDF: Attempted sniper attack in Golan Heights

IDF attacks vehicle involved in sniper attack. DM Bennett: 'Even on election day, our enemies are trying to hurt us.'

IDF: Attempted sniper attack in Golan Heights

"You have one mission: win the next war"

Golani and 7th Battalion forces completed two weeks of training in the Golan Heights intended to improve their battlefield skills.

"You have one mission: win the next war"

After heavy snowfall, Mt. Hermon opened to visitors

Hermon Visitors Center in the Golan Heights opens after heavy snowfall, with temperatures remaining below freezing.

After heavy snowfall, Mt. Hermon opened to visitors

US Amb: Jerusalem, the Golan - and now Judea & Samaria

Amb. Friedman explains US' considerations when deciding to recognize Jerusalem, Golan, Judea, & Samaria. All are within the lines of law.

US Amb: Jerusalem, the Golan - and now Judea & Samaria

Golan Heights: 5-year-old killed after being thrown from horse

A 5-year-old falls off his horse near Katzrin in the Golan Heigts, resulting in a fatal head injury.

Golan Heights: 5-year-old killed after being thrown from horse

1 dead, 5 injured in Golan Heights accident

Woman killed in crash near Bar'on Junction in northern Golan Heights, 15-year-old girl in critical condition. 3 others moderately injured.

1 dead, 5 injured in Golan Heights accident

Watch: First snow of the season on Mount Hermon in the Golan

Mount Hermon gets its first snowfall of the season as temperatures fall below freezing. Hermon visitors' center closed.

Watch: First snow of the season on Mount Hermon in the Golan

IDF fighter seriously injured in accident in Golan

19-year-old seriously injured after being hit by a civilian vehicle hit on near Moshav Yonatan.

IDF fighter seriously injured in accident in Golan

Knife Netanyahu and Trump's peace plan may bleed to death

Knife Netanyahu and Trump's peace plan may bleed to death

Four rockets fired from Syria toward Israel

Four rockets fired toward Golan Heights intercepted by Iron Dome. No injuries reported, no rockets exploded in Israeli territory.

Four rockets fired from Syria toward Israel

New pre-military academy inaugurated at 'Trump Heights'

A core of about 20 religious and secular families will arrive to populate the new settlement this summer.

New pre-military academy inaugurated at 'Trump Heights'

Watch: Proclamation ceremony at Trump Heights

Christian Media Summit ceremony was held at the new town named for President Trump for his recognition of Israeli sovereignty on the Golan

Watch: Proclamation ceremony at Trump Heights

IDF soldiers open fire on Golan Heights

IDF forces fire into the air on the Golan Heights after suspicions of drone entering Israeli territory.

IDF soldiers open fire on Golan Heights

IDF fires towards suspected drone on Syria border

IDF soldiers open fire at suspicious object near the border with Syria. Investigation finds no drones infiltrated Israel.

IDF fires towards suspected drone on Syria border

Druze delegation to Syria arrested at border

Dozens of Galilee and Carmel Druze attempting to reach Syria via Jordan arrested at Jordan River border crossing.

Druze delegation to Syria arrested at border

Israeli Druze: The case of Hezbollah and Syria

Druze living in Golan Heights remain loyal to Syria and see Israel's strikes on Hezbollah in Lebanon as unnecessarily aggressive.

Israeli Druze: The case of Hezbollah and Syria

IDF accidentally fires at Israeli plane

IDF force mistakes Israeli crop duster for plane infiltrating from Syria, fires on aircraft.

IDF accidentally fires at Israeli plane

Dollars for Trump

Dollars for Trump

Another step on way to establishing Trump Heights

National Planning and Building Council to advise government to establish locality and begin necessary planning procedures.

Another step on way to establishing Trump Heights

Report: Israeli missile strike on southern Syria

Syria claims projectile fired from Israel landed in Quneitra province along border with Israel.

Report: Israeli missile strike on southern Syria

David Friedman receives special Trump Heights Tanya from Chabad

Chabad-Lubavitch movement presents US ambassador with special 'Trump Heights' edition of the Tanya to honor President Trump.

David Friedman receives special Trump Heights Tanya from Chabad

Chabad honors Trump with special Golan Heights printing of Tanya

Following naming of Ramat Trump in Golan, Chabad movement prints special 'Trump Heights' edition of its book, the Tanya.

Chabad honors Trump with special Golan Heights printing of Tanya

'Obama left Israel a parting gift of betrayal'

Speaking at Israel Hayom Forum, US Ambassador to Israel praises Trump's recognition of Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights.

'Obama left Israel a parting gift of betrayal'

Trump thanks Netanyahu for 'Trump Heights' in Golan

Hours after Israeli cabinet formally approves new town in Golan Heights named after US president, Trump thanks Netanyahu for 'great honor'.

Trump thanks Netanyahu for 'Trump Heights' in Golan

Israel honors Trump with inauguration of 'Trump Heights'

US embassy officials join Israeli government ceremony in Golan Heights for naming of town after President Trump.

Israel honors Trump with inauguration of 'Trump Heights'

'Ramat Trump' kicks off

Cabinet meeting to be held in Golan, during which establishment of new community named after Trump will be approved. MK Hauser: PR stunt.

'Ramat Trump' kicks off

Former Governor returns from visit to Golan and Samaria

US delegation led by former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visited the so-called "controversial" areas in order to learn and understand.

Former Governor returns from visit to Golan and Samaria

Should Israel do without US financial aid?

Should Israel do without US financial aid?

Arab suspected in poisoning of vultures in the Golan Heights

30-year-old from town of Tuba-Zangariyye arrested on suspicion of poisoning eight vultures.

Arab suspected in poisoning of vultures in the Golan Heights

'We have found a spot for community named after Trump'

Netanyahu says he plans to ask extension to form government, announces government will soon decide on establishment of new Golan community.

'We have found a spot for community named after Trump'

Nearly half of rare Golan vultures decimated by poisoning

Nature and Parks Authority says 8 of the 20 griffon vultures left in the area found dead. 'A mortal blow to the birds of prey population.'

Nearly half of rare Golan vultures decimated by poisoning

Haredi youths rescued in Golan Heights wilderness

Group of youths on off-road tour rescued by police near Mount Susita after losing their way as darkness fell. 3 suffered dehydration.

Haredi youths rescued in Golan Heights wilderness

The Trump "Dayenu"

The Trump "Dayenu"

Golan welcomes Netanyahu initiative

Golan Regional Council welcomes intention to name community after Trump: 'Consistent with goal we set to double population within decade.'

Golan welcomes Netanyahu initiative

Watch: Netanyahu pledges to name Golan town after Trump

PM Netanyahu: 'I intend to bring a resolution calling for a new community on the Golan named after President Donald J. Trump.'

Watch: Netanyahu pledges to name Golan town after Trump

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Netanyahu family at Sa'ar River

Prime Minister, wife, and two sons continue hiking Golan Heights today, meet Israelis enjoying festive atmosphere.

Netanyahu family at Sa'ar River

Danon eulogizes head of UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Israeli Amb. to the UN Danny Danon praises UNDOF commander Major General Francis Vib-Sanzari's 'experience and leadership' in guiding UNDOF.

Danon eulogizes head of UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

US int'l maps include Golan Heights as part of Israel

US envoy Jason Greenblatt unveils new US international maps following Trump recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

US int'l maps include Golan Heights as part of Israel

Arab countries hold off on UN action over US Golan move

Arab countries meet at UN to discuss Trump's decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan, but do not agree to take action.

Arab countries hold off on UN action over US Golan move

Israeli voters will sway US policy

Israeli voters will sway US policy