Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured the Golan Heights over the holiday weekend; saying he intends to name a future community in the region in honor of President Trump.
“If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has his way, alongside Katzrin, Ramot and Ramat Magshimim on the Golan Heights, there may someday soon be a community named Kiryat Trump,” reports the Jerusalem Post.
“Netanyahu, who on Tuesday toured the Golan with his wife and sons, said a community or neighborhood on the Golan Heights should be named after US President Donald Trump in appreciation for his decision last month to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the strategic plateau,” adds the author.
President Trump ended decades of political turmoil regarding the Golan Heights just weeks ago; confirming the United States views the region as “sovereign” territory controlled by the State of Israel.
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MAKING HISTORY: President Trump Signs Proclamation Recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli Territory
Flanked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a joint press conference inside the White House Monday, President Trump signed an official proclamation recognizing the Golan Heights as sovereign Israeli territory.
The Commander-in-Chief signed the order hours after a rocket attack from inside the Gaza Strip destroyed a home outside of Tel Aviv; prompting Netanyahu to cut-short his visit to Washington and return to Israel to oversee his military’s response.
NEW: President Trump signs a proclamation to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu https://t.co/Tct68IEMC9 pic.twitter.com/XPdzY9MamV
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“This was a long time in the making. It should’ve taken place many decades ago,” said the President at the signing ceremony.
Israel gained control of the Golan Heights during the Six Day War of 1967 and officially annexed the region into Israel in the early 1980s.
The international community considers the area “disputed territory” and views development and housing construction by the Jewish State as a violation of international law.
TRUMP: It’s Time to Recognize ‘Israel’s Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights’
President Trump called-on the United States government to officially recognize “Israel’s Sovereignty” over the Golan Heights Wednesday; ending decades of dispute after the Jewish State seized the territory during the Six-Day War of 1967.
“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” tweeted the President.
After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2019
Israel took control over the Golan Heights in 1967 and officially annexed the region in 1981.
The international community has yet to recognize Israel’s claim to the territory and views the construction of new settlements there as a violation of international law.