President Donald Trump’s name is already written across various buildings around the world, but a new honor may soon be heading his way.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday that he intends to name a community in the Golan Heights after Trump.
In a video statement posted to his official social media accounts, Netanyahu stood in Golan Heights, an area he called “beautiful.” He went on to praise President Trump and to announce his intention to recognize the president by naming a community in the area after him.
“All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” Netanyahu said. “Therefore, after the passover holiday, I intend to bring to the government a resolution calling for a new community on the Golan Heights named after President Donald J. Trump.”
On the day Netanyahu made his announcement, he was reportedly traveling the Golan Heights area with his wife Sara and their sons Yair and Avner.
Comments on Netanyahu’s video showed just how excited many were for Trump to be recognized in such a way by Israel.
“God bless Israel and the head of its state,” commented one user.
Another said, “Israel is certainly an excellent ally of the United States. This makes me feel very happy to see this happen. Shalom from Canada.”
Another another responded by saying, “Trump has been the first President that stood up for Israel, for that I love him.”
Check out the video of Netanyahu’s announcement for yourself below:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara and their sons Yair and Avner toured on the Golan Heights including the Saar stream and Nimrod's Fortress. They also rode ATVs at Merom Golan and visited Mt. Hermon. pic.twitter.com/WaYsReffJg
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) April 23, 2019
Trump and Netanyahu have enjoyed a positive relationship for the last few years. As Netanyahu mentioned in his video, Trump even officially recognized the Golan Heights, which is considered a very strategic piece of land, as part of Israel a month ago. The official recognition broke off from what has been U.S. policy for years. It made America the first country to officially recognize the land as part of Israel.
“Under my administration, the unbreakable alliance between the United States and Israel has never been stronger,” the president told press after announcing the recognition.
Netanyahu told Trump at the event, “Israel has never had a better friend than you.”
The Golan Heights were captured by Israel in 1967 during the Six Day War. The country began moving their law into the land in 1981.
“The decision … makes the United States the main enemy of the Arabs,” the Syrian government said in a public statement in response to the recognition.
Netanyahu naming a town after President Donald Trump in the Golan Heights is seen by many as yet another positive step forward in a country-to-country relationship between America and Israel that has greatly improved since Trump took office.
“Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel will he naming part of Golan Heights after President Trump. This is absolutely historic. President Trump has done more for Israel than any other U.S. President. Proud of what our country is accomplishing,” wrote one Twitter user in response.
Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel will he naming part of Golan Heights after President Trump.
This is absolutely historic.
President Trump has done more for Israel than any other U.S. President. Proud of what our country is accomplishing.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) April 23, 2019
Another said, “What an Honor! Good for Our President! The 1st U.S. President to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capitol.”
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