Trump eager to build Israel golf course

By SHLOMIT TSUR - GLOBES
May 17, 2013 15:02

Trump to Ashkelon mayor: I'm excited about plans to build a world-class golf center along the beautiful Mediterranean coast.




Donald Trump

Donald Trump370. (photo credit:Reuters)

Donald Trump is the most prominent figure interested in building a golf resort on an 840-dunam (210-acre) site on the Mediterranean coast, which the Israel Land Administration Council will approve for sale in a month, after years of delay, sources informed Globes.

The golf course is adjacent to the Nitzanim Nature Reserve. The project includes an 18-hole course, 650 hotel recreation units, a convention hall, country club, and commercial space.

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A few months ago, representatives of Trump examined the site and the plans for it.

After the visit, in a letter to Ashkelon Mayor Benny Vaknin, Trump said, "I am excited about the plans to build a world-class golf center along the beautiful Mediterranean coast. I have great affection for Israel and its people, and I believe that Israel is a worthy place to be included in the list of communities which host Trump golf centers."

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