With great fanfare, Israel proclaimed ‘Trump Heights.’ A year later, it’s desolate.
The name of the new community in the Golan Heights in honor of Trump for his recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the strategic heights is
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced in April that a town would be named after Trump, which some locals opposed.
Elderly Russian immigrants and cows — visiting the Golan site earmarked for “Trumpville”
The mixed religious-secular community of 120 young families to start with reportedly will be located in the northern Golan Heights.
President Trump recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan last month.
President Trump recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the heights in March.
“I think I am at 98 percent in Israel,” he said. “You’d better be careful, I’ll leave here and go run in Israel.”
An official argued that the change did not signal a shift in State Department policy.
“To support Israel’s right to self-defense, Washington should take the long overdue step of affirming Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.”