Netanyahu wants new area in Golan named after Trump

April 24, 2019 by JNS
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he will ask his government to vote on a measure to name a new neighbourhood in the Golan after U.S. President Donald Trump, who last month recognized Israeli sovereignty over the area.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a signed declaration of U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights on March 25, 2019 at the White House. Credit: CNN Screenshot.

“I’m here on the beautiful Golan Heights,” said Netanyahu, travelling with his family. “All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Therefore, after the Passover holiday, I intend to bring to the government a resolution calling for a new community on the Golan Heights named after President Donald J. Trump.”

Netanyahu won re-election earlier this month and was tasked last week by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to form his fifth governing coalition, making him the longest-serving prime minister in the country’s history after its first, David Ben-Gurion.



One Response to “Netanyahu wants new area in Golan named after Trump”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    Decades ago the Government of Israel wanted to name a forest there after former Premier of Victoria, Jeff Kennett. Kennett said no and suggested name the forest after the state of Victoria instead. Were is that forest and is it still called Victoria forest?

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