Tel Aviv, April 23: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to name the new town in Golan Heights after United President Donald Trump. The decision, said Netanyahu, is a token of appreciation by his government towards Trump who became the first US Head of State to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan region.
Netanyahu said the resolution to name the new town after Trump would be moved by him after the government resumes work following the holidays of Jewish festival Passover. Donald Trump Signs US Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights.
I will name a town in the Golan Heights after Donald Trump," Netanyahu said on Tuesday. "I will soon bring this to be approved by the government after we resume after Passover Holidays...The decision is a token of appreciation."
"All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognise Israel's eternal sovereignty over Golan," he added.
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PM Netanyahu will present to the government a resolution calling for naming a new community in the Golan Heights after @POTUS Donald Trump, as a token of appreciation for his recognition of Israel's eternal sovereignty over the Golan. pic.twitter.com/buGR93lAob
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On March 22, Trump signed an unprecedented presidential order recognising Golan Heights as Israeli territory. The region was wrested by the Zionist regime during its war with Syria in 1967. The United Nations has ever since considered it as disputed and called for its demilitarisation.
Trump's Golan Heights decision was preceded by a shock decision in December 2017, when he decided to shift the US embassy to Jerusalem, which is at the heart of Israel-Palestine conflict.