Palestinian legal scholar Noura Erakat says Israel's motivation for claiming the occupied Golan Heights — and the U.S.'s motivation for recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the territory — is not rooted in "security," as the Israeli government claims. She says Israel's "framework of security is a cover and veneer for Israel as an aggressor. It is not the David; it is the Goliath in the region."
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