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TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday inaugurated a new town in the Golan Heights named after President Donald Trump in recognition of his formal recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the strategic plateau.
The town, which has yet to be built, was named Ramat Trump, Hebrew for Trump Heights.
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“This is a historic day,” Netanyahu said. “We are about to approve construction of a new town in the Golan, something that hasn’t happened in quite a long time … and we’ll be honoring a great friend of Israel, President Donald Trump, who recently recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan, the first foreign leader to do so.”
Earlier on Sunday, the cabinet held its weekly meeting in the Golan town of Kela Alon to formally approve the new community named for Trump.
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Joining Netanyahu at the cabinet meeting and the subsequent naming ceremony, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman thanked Netanyahu for the “extraordinary gesture.”
“It is well-deserved, but much appreciated. We look forward to working with you and with the Government of Israel to continue to strengthen the unbreakable alliance between the United States and Israel.”
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Later, Friedman lauded Trump as an Israeli hero.
“We all checked the history book … it almost never happens anywhere in the world that an entire community is dedicated in the name of a sitting president,” he said.
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“President Trump will be honored to be in that small cadre of Israeli heroes,”...
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