Syrians Complain to UN about Israeli Wine

Event Israeli wine can’t avoid explosive Middle East politics. Syrian government filed a complaint to the UN regarding Israel’s giving out wine from the Golan Heights as New Year gifts to UN staff.

UN mission spokeswoman Mirit Cohen said:

“The Golan Heights is an integral part of the state of Israel and the wine produced in that region is some of the best in the country. As such, we were pleased to share it with our UN colleagues.”

This is a photo of the Golan Heights’ border with Syria. The Golan Heights end (and Syria begins) where the wineyards end.

Golan Heights Wineyards