'Trump Town!' Netanyahu wants to name area for USA president

'Trump Town!' Netanyahu wants to name area for USA president

Kerry Wise
April 24, 2019

"All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights", the prime minister said.

In his message, Netanyahu recognized "a need to express our appreciation by calling a community or neighborhood on the Golan Heights after Donald Trump". "What better namesake for a monument to apartheid", one Twitter user said, with another calling the new settlement "Idiotville".

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to name a town in the Golan Heights after President Trump - proposing that the community in the disputed territory be dubbed Kiryat Trump or "Trump Town" in English.

Israel annexed the mountain plateau in 1981, a move unrecognized by most of the worldwide community.

Trump has shifted U.S. policy sharply in Israel's favour since taking office in January 2017.

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Asked about his criticism of Netanyahu, whose Likud party won 35 seats in this month's election and assured him a fifth term in office, Sanders insisted he was not "anti-Israel".

The prime minister is now leading negotiations to form a new government after receiving backing from a majority of the lawmakers elected in this month's general election.

President Donald Trump's name is emblazoned on buildings and real estate around the globe. Israel annexed the area in 1981. An estimated 20,000 Israelis live in Golan Heights settlements, which most of the global community considers illegal.

Trump first said he would recognize Israeli control of the Golan in a tweet on March 21.