The Golan Heights are at the centre of a decades-old dispute in the Middle East. The rocky plateau in southwestern Syria has been occupied by Israel for nearly half a century. Until now, the Golan Heights have rarely made headlines, but there are fresh fears the region could emerge as a flashpoint in the ongoing Syrian conflict. With no end in sight to the chaos reigning across the border, Israel is more determined than ever to secure the site. Our correspondents report.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elom Marcel Toble.
Researcher, 'Defence of Democracies' think tank