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Trump Could Be Getting His Own Settlement in the Golan

Netanyahu wants to name a neighborhood after him
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2019 4:14 PM CDT
In this Monday, March 25, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump welcomes visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

(Newser) – President Trump recently made a massive shift to the US' policy on Israel, and in return, he might be immortalized in the Levant. Newly re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was touring the Golan Heights with his wife and sons Tuesday, a month after Trump said the US would recognize Israeli sovereignty over the disputed and strategic plateau. In return, Netanyahu said Trump should be honored in the Golan, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967 and annexed in 1981.

"I am here with my family and many citizens of Israel at the foot of the Golan Heights, happy with the joy of the holiday and our beautiful country," Netanyahu said in a video cited by the Jerusalem Post. "And there is more joy—a few weeks ago I brought President Trump’s official recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights forever." And then came the big idea: The PM said there "is a need to express our appreciation by calling a community or neighborhood on the Golan Heights after Donald Trump. I will bring that to the government [for approval] soon." (Netanyahu recently made a stunning vow on settlements.)

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