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23 Apr, 2019 21:13

Welcome to Trumpopolis: Israeli PM Netanyahu’s plan to name Golan town after Trump ridiculed online

Welcome to Trumpopolis: Israeli PM Netanyahu’s plan to name Golan town after Trump ridiculed online

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheme to name a settlement in the Golan Heights after US President Donald Trump has been lambasted on social media.

PM Netanyahu announced the idea on Twitter on Tuesday as a way to thank President Trump for his “historic decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” but he was quickly met with scorn and derision.

Some people sought to give the PM a history lesson, reminding him that the Golan Heights territory was illegally captured from Syria during Israel’s 1967 war with Egypt and other Arab states.

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Other users offered some creative suggestions for what name to give the town.

Another person suggested Netanyahu call the town “La Brea,” after the famous tar pits in California.

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President Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s claim over the Golan Heights is only the latest in a series of Israel-friendly moves. In 2017 Trump also reversed long standing US policy and recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital city and relocated the US embassy there, and one year later shut down Palestinian diplomatic offices in Washington, DC.