PM Netanyahu says he will name a Golan town after President Trump

PM Netanyahu says he will name a Golan town after President Trump

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he will name a town in the Golan after US President Donald Trump as a gesture of thanks to the American president for recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

Netanyahu made the announcement in a video statement he made alongside his wife Sara while visiting the country’s northern region.

“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,” he said.

“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. Wishing you a happy holiday,” Netanyahu concluded.

Netanyahu, his wife, Sara, and their two sons spent Tuesday touring the Golan Heights.

Last month, President Donald Trump met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to sign a presidential proclamation officially recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory.

Israel captured 1,200 square kilometers (460 square miles) of the Golan Heights from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognized by the international community.