Bibi Inaugurates Trump Heights in Golan

After Donald Trump announced the United States’ recognition of the Golan Heights as being under Israeli sovereignty, the Jewish state promised to repay his move. And now just yesterday, The Times of Israel tells us, PM Netanyahu led a special cabinet meeting on the site of what will be “Trump Heights”:

The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Jewish community on the Golan Heights.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet convened in this hamlet on Sunday to formally approve and announce the inauguration of a new community named after US President Donald Trump.

The move came just over two months after the US leader recognized Israeli sovereignty over the strategic plateau that Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War and later annexed, in a move not recognized by the wider international community. In 2017, Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved the US Embassy to the city in another move that broke ranks with the global community.

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and officials from the Golan Regional Council also attended the ceremony unveiling the new community of “Ramat Trump,” to be known in English as “Trump Heights…”

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