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A community in the Golan Heights in Israel could soon be named for President Donald Trump.
During a recent tour of the Golan Heights with his wife and sons, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recorded a video outlining his intention to honor President Donald Trump:
Netanyahu: "I am on the beautiful Golan Heights. All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. And 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."
In the opinion of Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, Trump is fully deserving of such an honor.
"What Donald Trump did for Israel with the Golan Heights acknowledges that that territory belongs to Israel, which it does," she shares. "She took it rightfully in a war that she did not start. It belongs to her and she needs it for defensive purposes. So they just need that territory, and Donald Trump sort of sealed that deal."
Markell says naming a community after Donald Trump is far better than what the Palestinians do – naming streets after terrorists who murder Israelis.
A related report in The Jerusalem Post suggests a possible name for the community might be "Kiryat Trump."
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