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Israel’s Growing Stake in the Golan Heights

An old tank sits on the Israeli side of the border with Syria in the Golan Heights.  The 400-plus square miles of the Israeli-controlled Golan, on the northeast border with Syria, is both strategic plateau and lush agricultural terrain yielding prize apples, cherries and beef. It also serves as a vast playground that drew three million tourist visits last year.

Uriel Sinai for The New York Times

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