Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans to name a neighborhood in Golan Heights after President Trump. Netanyahu toured Golan Heights on Tuesday, saying that a community on the strategic plateau should be named after Trump because he decided last month to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the region. "[There] is a need to express our appreciation by calling a community or neighborhood on the Golan Heights after Donald Trump," Netanyahu said.
Trump's formal recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights sparked widespread international condemnation. Trump told Jewish supporters earlier this month that the decision was a spontaneous move. Trump said he had made the decision during a conversation with his son-in-law Jared Kushner and US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. Five EU members of the United Nations Security Council issued a joint statement saying they did not recognize Israel's sovereignty over the region Israel occupied in 1