WATCH: Israel to Name Golan Heights Town After President Trump
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed naming a town in the historic Golan Heights after President Donald J. Trump in a video statement earlier today, after the president made the monumental decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the territory.
Last month, President Trump announced via Twitter that his administration would recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, writing that it is of “critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability,” a move that brought delight to Netanyahu and may indeed help stabilize the region.
Today, as a gesture of gratitude toward the United States and President Trump, Netanyahu announced that he would sponsor a resolution calling for a new Golan Heights town to be named after the American president.
“I’m here on the beautiful Golan Heights, all Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” said Netanyahu. “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.”
President Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s authority over the region came only weeks before the recent election in Israel that saw Netanyahu snag another historic victory. It also comes over 50 years after Israel captured the region in 1967, and 38 years after it was officially annexed by Israel.
Prior to his recent election, the Israeli Deep State attempted to sabotage the prime minister’s chances, and Turkish Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Netanyahu to “behave himself” in a jibe against the ruler.
The day before Netanyahu’s reelection, United States presidential candidate, and noted Irishman, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke slammed the Israeli as “racist”, and claimed that “Arabs coming to the polls” could depose the prime minister.
If the resolution passes, the town would likely be called Kiryat Trump to honor the American president.