PM Netanyahu: Site found in the Golan for a town to be named after Trump
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting that a location for a new town, to be named after President Donald Trump is already designated.
PM Netanyahu announced last month that he will name a town after President Trump as a gesture of thanks to the American president for recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
“This week we will mark one year since the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. The official residence of the US Ambassador is also moving to Jerusalem; thus, in effect, the Congressional decision will be implemented. We very much appreciate this historic decision by President Trump, just as we very much appreciate his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
I promised that we would establish a community named after President Trump. I would like to inform you that we have already selected a site on the Golan Heights where this new community will be established, and we have started the process. I will submit a decision for official approval by the new government once it is formed.
We stand before an additional event and this is today’s opening in Israel of the Eurovision festivities. First of all, I wish great success to all of the participants and may the best one win, and of course, may that be Kobi Marimi.”
The Palestinian Authority called Saturday for Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel, to be cut from videos promoting Eurovision, accusing Israel of “propaganda” ahead of Tel Aviv hosting the song contest.
In a video posted on social media, the Islamic Jihad threatens attacks to disrupt the upcoming Israeli-hosted Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv.