Israeli Prime Minister names Golan Heights establishment after Donald Trump

Vastavam web: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the establishment of ‘Ramat Trump’, a new Golan Heights community named after the US President, the media reported. “We’re going to establish a new community, something that hasn’t happened in many years, and in honour of President Donald Trump,” the Haaretz newspaper quoted Netanyahu as saying on Sunday during a government meeting, adding that this was a historic day.

According to the Prime Minister, naming of the establishment after Trump constitutes a gesture of respect for the US President’s actions “for the good of the state of Israel in a wide variety of areas”, which include recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights – a move that was criticized by the international community.

Trump later took to Twitter to thank Netanyahu and his government on the move, saying: “Thank you PM Netanyahu and the State of Israel for this great honour.”