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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday that he plans to honor President Donald Trump by naming a town after him.
Netanyahu wants to thank Trump for recognizing the Golan Heights as Israel’s territory by naming a town in the disputed lands after the president, according to NBC News.
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“I’m here on the beautiful Golan Heights,” Netanyahu said.
“All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
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“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.”
In March, Trump became the first American president to recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory since Israel took control of the land from Syria in 1967’s Six-Day War.
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Israel annexed the land in 1981, though most governments in the world do not recognize it.
Trump’s decision on the Golan Heights is only his most recent move in Israel’s favor.
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In December 2017, the Trump administration declared the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. A U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem in May.
“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!” Trump tweeted last month.
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Trump’s decision to stand with Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights was a huge move because Syria...
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