Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he will name a settlement in the Occupied-Golan heights after Trump, who officially recognized Israeli sovereignty over the strategic plateau a month ago.
Netanyahu, who made the comment while touring the area with his family, said he would bring the proposal to the cabinet soon, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
“All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video statement made on the Golan.
He added that, after the Jewish Passover festival, he would “bring to the government a resolution calling for a new settlement on the Golan Heights named after President Donald J. Trump.”
Israel captured the Golan heights from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War and annexed it in 1981, a move not recognized by most countries.