Klobuchar Disagrees with Trump on Golan

Stand for Israel  |  October 30, 2019

Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar

As the 2020 race for American president heats up, candidates on all sides are staking out their positions. And as they do so, you can bet that Stand for Israel will keep you abreast of who stands for the Jewish state and who doesn’t. Algemeiner’s Jackson Richman tells us that candidate and Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar disagrees with this year’s decision for America to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights:

US Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said on Sunday that she “disagreed” with US President Donald Trump’s decision in March to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

“It’s not a good idea to negotiate these things right now, but let me be very clear in how strongly I believe that that promise that the prime minister made during his political campaign was wrong,” she said on stage at the annual J Street Conference in Washington, DC…

Candidates including South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have expressed an openness for such a contingency.

Regarding the Golan Heights, Buttigieg told JNS in August that the US recognition was “an intervention in Israeli domestic politics.”

Klobuchar added, “I also strongly disagreed when he, at President Trump’s urging, said that members of Congress couldn’t even visit Israel,” in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) being barred from entering Israel in August for their support of the anti-Israel BDS movement…