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US soldiers in Golan Heights Defense Zone?Edit

I have encountered someone online who claims to be a US Army captain serving in the "Golan Heights Defense Zone". I don't get any Google finds on this phrase, and the claim seems dubious otherwise. There doesn't seem to be anything about US soldiers in the Golan Heights in the article. Should there be? In other words, are there any US soldiers in the Golan Heights? This is probably a stupid question and if so I apologize for presenting it, but the person says he's serving in the US Army there and so I'm asking about this. Thanks. –Roy McCoy (talk) 06:58, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

@Roy McCoy:. See United Nations Disengagement Observer Force - however the US hasn't been a part of this usually - they are in the demilitarized buffer zone. In addition, it is possible that a small number of US personnel are present (no overt units AFAIK) in the Israeli Golan. In Jordan (the southern side of the Golan) - there is (or was) a large US special-ops presence in the context of the Syrian civil war and Free Syrian Army. The Muwaffaq Salti Air Base (not Golan, but northern Jordan) has seen a greatly expanded US presence - e.g. see here coverage in 2019. Possible there were, or are, some US personnel (undeclared) on the Syrian side. Much of the special ops stuff is unpublished (or unacknowledged by the US) - so nomenclature isn't all that established AFAIK. Icewhiz (talk) 07:25, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for this, Icewhiz. –Roy McCoy (talk) 12:18, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

The Road Map to NowhereEdit

I noticed that the publisher seemed erroneous for this source by Yitschak Ben Gad and corrected it but I also added a tag. If the source is not considered reliable perhaps that the statements can be attributed. I will leave it as-is, but thought I'd notify other editors to have a look. Thanks, —PaleoNeonate – 15:41, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

I could confirm that Balfour Books is still an imprint of New Leaf Publishing Group here, about which there is an ongoing reliable sources noticeboard discussion. —PaleoNeonate – 02:56, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Duplicated contentEdit

The second paragraph starting with "The earliest evidence of human habitation on the Golan dates" has duplicated text. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:18, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

fixed, thank you. nableezy - 18:34, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Sykes-Picot agreementEdit

The Sykes–Picot Agreement of 1916 is not mentioned in this article. Map:

The Golan Heights is in area A together with the majority of today's Syria, how is the best way to incorporate this into the article? --Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 04:36, 9 May 2020 (UTC)


  1. ^ Fabrice Balanche (22 May 2017). Atlas of the Near East: State Formation and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1918-2010. BRILL. pp. 114–. ISBN 978-90-04-34518-8.
  2. ^ Gideon Biger; Gideon (Tel Aviv University Biger, Israel) (2004). The Boundaries of Modern Palestine, 1840-1947. Psychology Press. pp. 228–. ISBN 978-0-7146-5654-0.

I think those 2 refs have most of the info you want, I would fit it into the beginning of the French and British mandates section.Selfstudier (talk) 10:22, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Extended-confirmed-protected edit request on 16 June 2020Edit

"Israel lost 115 men, with another 306 wounded. An estimated 2,500 Syrians were killed, with another 5,000 wounded" should be replaced with "115 Israelis were killed, with another 306 wounded. An estimated 2,500 Syrians were killed, with another 5,000 wounded"

In a war involving two parts, if one side lost men, the other side also lost men. Not one side lost and the other side is killed. In Wikipedia, there should not be any political preferences. The above statement is mostly talking from the perspective of Israel, which is unacceptable. (talk) 04:48, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

done, thanks. nableezy - 15:08, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
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