Golan Heights Travel Guide

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Golan Heights Overview

The Golan heights is a contested area by Israel (who have sovereignty and administer the plateau) and Syria. Israel has controlled most of the Golan since the Six Day War in 1967 when Syria attacked Israel's Galillee region and were pushed back all the way to the eastern Golan. It is home to about 40,000 Jewish and Druze Israelis and is famous for it's wineries, apple and cherry orchards, and hot springs.

It is also known for its scenic beauty and many ancient sites including Amorite, Ancient Israelite, Hellenistic Greek, Roman, Crusader, and Mamluk ruins.

In biblical times, it was the land of the tribes of Dan and Manasseh and was part of the Israelite Empire. Therefore, according to Jewish law the Golan is regarded as part of the Holy Land.

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