The Golan - like the West Bank and Gaza Strip, territories also taken by Israel in the June 1967 conflict - is regarded internationally as occupied under a U.N. Security Council resolution passed later that year.
The move came amid intensified efforts by Israel to win US recognition of its claim to sovereignty over the strategic plateau it captured from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war and effectively annexed in 1981, a step not recognized internationally.
That points to a "continuation of the United States administration's hostile approach to Palestinian people", said senior Palestinian Authority official Nabil Abu Rudeineh.
The language of the previous administration referred to the areas as "occupied territory".
The document also suggests that the entire city of Jerusalem is a part of Israel.
The US State Department insisted the different wording did not mean a change in policy.
Asia stocks to rise as U.S. gains
The dollar index, a gauge of the currency's strength against six major counterparts, was up 0.1 percent at 96.633. So some of these are just rebound after that", said Stan Shipley, fixed income strategist at Evercore ISI in NY .
"What we're trying to do is report on the human rights situation in those territories; you're just trying to find a way of describing the place that you're reporting on", he told reporters at a briefing on Wednesday. "Israel will continue to do all that's necessary to defend itself".
"Our policy on Golan has not changed", a spokesperson for the USA embassy in Jerusalem said in a statement.
Netanyahu has on a multitude of occasions stressed that Tel Aviv would not meet Syria's demands and retreat to the 1967 lines because they were "indefensible", and that the Golan Heights would "remain in the hands of Israel forever".
Formal U.S. acceptance of Israel's territorial claim could bolster Netanyahu's re-election prospects in a closely contested race as he battles corruption allegations, which he denies.
President Donald Trump, who has shown robust support for close USA ally Israel, recognised Jerusalem as the country's capital in 2017, defying global consensus much to the chagrin of Palestinian leaders, who view Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Hezbollah network unveiled on Wednesday was only the "tip of the iceberg" of what Israel knows about Iran's "aggression against Israel".
"I personally can not imagine a situation in which the Golan Heights will be returned to Syria".
Like Giannulli , who was released on $1 million bail Tuesday, Loughlin put up her home for collateral as part of the bond. It makes me sick when people with money think they can buy anyone off it just proves that justice will be served".
She said she wanted to reflect the way he "made hard subjects accessible, engaging and relatable", in particular on black holes. The Royal Mint on Tuesday said he would be commemorated in a new 50 pence coin inspired by his pioneering work on black holes.
The judge said Huong was not well enough to continue with the trial on Thursday, and adjourned proceedings until April 1. Ms Huong, who arrived at court in a bulletproof vest and red headscarf, has already been on trial for a year and a half.
The press team in the president's office did not immediately respond to requests for comment on details about that relationship. Franco and Gomes were returning from a meeting Franco had attended on empowering black women when their auto was attacked.
According to Geoffrey Cox, the United Kingdom may not be able to leave the Irish backstop without the EU's agreement. One on Wednesday would decide whether Britain should simply leave on March 29 without any deal at all.
It looks like Will Smith is hosting SNL and they made a digital short mocking the trend of Disney live-action remakes. It's safe to say that the dubious public reaction to the first Aladdin trailer isn't exactly what Disney wished for.
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Popular Canadian chain Pizza Pizza is offering super cheap deals at restaurants across Canada tomorrow on March 14 . Blaze Pizza: The chain's smartphone app is needed to get the $3.14 Pi Day deal Thursday on custom pizzas .
Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments met with backlash
The department's total gross discretionary funding would go down to $44.1 billion in 2020 from this year's $52.8 billion. When it comes to military spending, there is a 5 percent increase in the overall budget for the United States military.
Gambino crime kingpin Frank Cali shot dead in New York
The Gambino family was once one of the most notorious crime syndicates in America and one of New York's five major crime families. Cali was believed to have been elevated to the position of acting boss in 2015, taking over from Domenico "Greaseball" Cefalu.
Alexander Zverev beaten by compatriot Struff at Indian Wells
Monfils - the 18th seed - will face the victor of the match between Djokovic and Kohlschreiber for a place in the quarter-final. Raonic faced 1-4 in the deciding set before a run of five straight games sealed the win, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, after nearly two hours.