"a.k.a. Mt. Bental and the Golan Heights (Israel)" `Ayn Ziwan by jadedmuse
`Ayn Ziwan Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 17 photos
Known to Syrians as Ayn Ziwan and to the Israelis as Mt. Bental, this controversial area is part of the territory claimed by Israel since 1967 - which is when the War of 1967 was initiated against Israel by Syria, Jordan and Egypt.
I consider it a must-visit for anyone in the Galilee and Golan Heights area (the latter of which is how the Israelis define it today).
Reason it's still listed under Syria instead of under Israel is because the the VT powers-that-be are following the UN resolution that refuses to recognize a territory considered to be under military occupation as the result of a war victory.
So what we have is yet another Middle East conundrum: Israel considers the Golan Heights to be annexed, but the U.N. says it is military-occupied territory.
On a lighter note, the "Cloud Cafe" is a nice little coffee shop next to the parking lot area. It's definitely worth... more travel advice
Outside the bunker is a sign-post showing the distance to Damascus, Baghdad, Beirut, and other strategic points. Perched... more travel advice
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