Following the Trump administration's decree recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, maps have been updated to reflect the change in policy, despite both dissent from Syria and the Trump administration having major conflicts of interest related to the move.
The U.S. State Department will now recognize people born in the Golan Heights as Israeli citizens.
This is through a company called Genie Energy, which was granted exclusive drilling rights by the Israeli government, and has also been involved in developing settlements beyond the "Green Line"—land occupied by Israel including the Golan Heights.
Jason Greenblatt, responsible for international negotiations such as Jared Kushner's Middle East peace plan, gloated about the decision on Twitter but neglected to mention that he also owns shares in Genie Energy.
Syria's permanent ambassador to the U.N., Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, called out this issue.