It is no Earth-shattering revelation that President Donald Trump and recently re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu get along famously well. Trump’s track record of staunch support and advocacy for Israel, since taking office, is long and remarkable. Recently, as The Daily Wire reported, Trump called for U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights for the very first time since Israel formally annexed the strategic mountainous border region in 1981:
On Thursday, President Donald Trump, whose tenure in the White House thus far has been characterized by a profound attachment to and continuing adamant defense of the Jewish state, extended that attachment and defense one step further by calling for the United States government to formally and fully recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights border region.
The Commander-in-Chief tweeted: “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” …
The State Department similarly dropped the term “occupied” in a separate report headline that discussed Israel’s (entirely lawful) presence in Judea and Samaria — which much of the “international community” refers to as the “West Bank.”
But now…the U.S. government is preparing to go further and formally and fully recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…took to Twitter to celebrate the news.
“At a time when Iran seeks to use Syria as a platform to destroy Israel, President Trump boldly recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Thank you President Trump! @realDonaldTrump,” Netanyahu tweeted.
Trump soon issued a formal presidential proclamation while Netanyahu was in Washington, D.C. for the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, and official U.S. governmental maps were subsequently updated to reflect the change, Algemeiner reported last month. “The U.S. State Department announced…that it will update its maps to reflect the Trump administration’s move this week to officially recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” the outlet noted. “A department spokesperson told Voice of America that the map modifications would be ‘consistent’ with the [presidential] proclamation the president signed on Monday, remarking that the United States ‘recognizes that the Golan Heights are part of the State of Israel.'”
Now, as The Jerusalem Post reports, Netanyahu plans to thank Trump as perhaps only he can: By naming a new community after him in the Golan Heights. Yes, seriously.
From The Jerusalem Post:
If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has his way, alongside Katzrin, Ramot and Ramat Magshimim on the Golan Heights, there may someday soon be a community named Kiryat Trump.
Netanyahu, who on Tuesday toured the Golan with his wife and sons, said a community or neighborhood on the Golan Heights should be named after U.S. President Donald Trump in appreciation for his decision last month to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the strategic plateau.
“I am here with my family and many citizens of Israel at the foot of the Golan Heights, happy with the joy of the holiday and our beautiful country,” Netanyahu said in a video post. “And there is more joy — a few weeks ago I brought President Trump’s official recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights forever.”
Suffice it to say the Trump-Netanyahu bromance has never been stronger.