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05:25  17 june  2019
05:25  17 june  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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Planning for Trump Heights will begin following Israel ’ s general election on Sept. The new community is located on the occupied Golan Heights , which in a move upending decades of U.S. foreign policy, was recognized by Trump as being part of sovereign Israel in a highly controversial

We are going to do two things: Establish a new community on the Golan Heights , something which has not been done for many years. Netanyahu spoke of the name as a symbol of gratitude for the White House decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel ’ s capital and Golan as a part of Israel , while

JERUSALEM —Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his first steps Sunday to express his gratitude to President Trump, unveiling, at a specially convened cabinet meeting, a plaque marking the spot where Israel’s newest town — Trump Heights — will sit.

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The new community is located on the occupied Golan Heights, which — in a highly controversial move that upended decades of U.S. foreign policy — Trump recognized as being part of sovereign Israel last March.

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In April, Netanyahu said Israel would name a town in the Golan Heights after Trump in honor of the US president’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the northern territory. Trump signed a proclamation on March 25 recognizing Israel ’ s hold on the plateau when Netanyahu visited the

GOLAN HEIGHTS , April 23 (Reuters) - Israel said on Tuesday it would name a new community on the Golan Heights after U. S “All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video statement made on the Golan .

Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a speech before the newly-unveiled sign for the new settlement of "Ramat Trump", or "Trump Heights" in English, named after the incumbent US President during an official ceremony in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on June 16, 2019. (Photo by Jalaa MAREY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)

The establishment of Trump Heights — Ramat Trump in Hebrew — is another sign of the flourishing political relationship between the Israeli and American leaders, whose political rhetoric and actions often appear to mirror each other as they lavish mutual praise.

The Golan Heights, a lush plateau between Israel and Syria, was captured by Israeli forces during the 1967 Israeli-Arab War, which began when Israel launched a preemptive strike after neighboring Arab countries mobilized forces at the borders. The area was formally annexed by Israel in 1981, a move not recognized by the United Nations or much of the international community.

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Mr. Netanyahu was thanking Mr. Trump for signing a proclamation recognizing Israel ’ s authority over the long-disputed Golan Heights — a valuable Certainly, Mr. Netanyahu has never had a friendlier president during his 13 years in office. In addition to his decision on the Golan Heights , Mr. Trump

By World Israel News Staff. The Israeli cabinet was holding its weekly meeting Sunday on the Golan Heights , instead of Jerusalem, and voting on a resolution to “initiate establishment of a new residential community on the Golan Heights to be named for U. S President Donald Trump ,” according to the

Israel argues that handing back the territory, used by Syria as a shelling position, would allow a strategic threat. Just over half the population are Arabic-speaking Druze, living alongside the Israelis who have settled there since 1967.

Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights © ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convenes his Cabinet to inaugurate a new settlement named after President Donald Trump in a gesture of appreciation for the U.S. leader's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Sunday, June 16, 2019. The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Jewish settlement in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

“This is a historic day,” Netanyahu said at Sunday’s meeting. “We are going to do two things: Establish a new community on the Golan Heights, something that has not been done for many years. This is an act of Zionism, and it is paramount.

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Netanyahu inaugurates Golan community honoring Donald Trump . PM unveils ‘ Trump Heights ’ sign to mark site of tiny new settlement, says American “We are making an important step towards the placing on the ground of the settlement of Ramat Trump , that proudly carries the name of a very

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday inaugurated a new settlement in the occupied Golan Heights , in honor of his key ally U. S . President The settlement will be known as "Ramat Trump ," or Trump Heights . Israel hopes the community, first built in the 1980 s , will attract a wave of

“The second thing is to honor our friend, a very great friend of the state of Israel — President Donald Trump, who recently recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.”

At Sunday’s ceremony, which was also attended by U.S. Ambassador David Friedman, a gold-rimmed plaque displaying the name of the new community in Hebrew and English was unveiled.

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Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights
Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights

Friedman, a staunch supporter of Israel, called the creation of a community in Trump’s honor “an extraordinary gesture.”

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US President Donald Trump , seated, holds up a signed proclamation on the Golan Heights , alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , standing center, in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, DC, March 25, 2019. (Saul Loeb/AFP). Naming a town after Trump

GOLAN HEIGHTS (Reuters) - Israel said on Tuesday it would name a new community on the Golan Heights after U. S . President Donald Trump as an expression of gratitude for his recognition of its claim of sovereignty over the strategic plateau. Israel captured the Golan from Syria in a 1967 war and

On March 25, while Netanyahu was visiting the White House ahead of the April election, Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israel’s hold on the plateau. Some saw the move as timed to help the long-serving Israeli leader in his reelection bid.

After his apparent election victory, Netanyahu declared he would establish a new town named for the president.

Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights © ASSOCIATED PRESS President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday June 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

“All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” Netanyahu said in a video. “I intend to bring to the government a resolution calling for a new community on the Golan Heights, named after President Donald J. Trump.”

Trump tweeted his thanks Sunday to Netanyahu and to Israel.

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