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Golan

(gō`lən), in the Bible, refuge city, located in the tribal territory of Manasseh E of the Jordan; it was also a levitical city. Golan gives its name to the rocky plateau known as the Golan HeightsGolan Heights,
strategic upland region (2003 est. pop. 10,500), c.500 sq mi (1,250 sq km), SW Syria. It borders S Lebanon, NE Israel, and NW Jordan. It takes its name from the ancient city of Golan and was known as Gaulanitis in New Testament times.
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Golan

appointed city of sanctuary for unintentional murderers. [O.T.: Joshua 20:8]
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The Syrian people in the occupied Golan have always renewed their deep attachment to homeland and commitment to the Syrian identity, undaunted by repressive Israeli measures.
Love was the last thing Sheni was looking for but within four months she had fallen for colleague Golan, now 38.
The overwhelming majority of properties and activities in the Golan advertised on these websites are located in Israeli settlements - with no information provided to potential visitors that Israeli settlements are considered illegal under international law.
According to the company, it cannot estimate what the decision in such requests will be, or their impact on the company's ability to collect amounts owed by Golan or to generate future revenues from Golan.
The resolution called on Israel to cease it measures for imposing the Israeli nationality and identity on the Syrian citizens in the occupied Golan as well as its suppressive measures against them.
Israel began to establish settlements in the Occupied Syrian Golan within a month of the occupation.
The facility is intended to develop a water resource in the Golan Heights.
In April, the Israeli Antitrust commissioner and the Ministry of Communications notified Cellcom Israel that they are opposing the company's proposed purchase of Golan Telecom.
With the outbreak of the Syrian revolution in 2011, Israel pursued a policy that would weaken Syria to the maximum possible extent so that it would never seek the return of the occupied Golan Heights.
The council resolution 497 of 1981 made it clear that Israel's decision at the time to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the Golan was null and void and without international legal effect, he said.
There, the Israeli leader announced that Israel would never return the area to Syrian control, and called on the international community to recognize the Golan as Israeli territory.
Calling the Golan "occupied territory," Mekdad warned that Syria has "never given up on getting back the Golan .