MK Hauser: Trump Heights nothing more than 'fake policy'

June 14, 2019 20:04
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Former cabinet secretary Zvi Hauser and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Former cabinet secretary Zvi Hauser and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.. (photo credit: GALI TIBBON/REUTERS)


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Blue and White MK and former cabinet secretary Zvi Hauser said that the announcement of the new Golan Heights settlement Trump Heights, named after US President Donald Trump, that is scheduled to be announced on Sunday is "fake policy."

"Whoever reads the fine print in this "historical decision" will understand that it is nothing more than decisions on fake policy," Hauser said. "There is no budget, there is no plan, there is no location for the settlement and there isn't really any binding decision to execute the project."

Hauser stated that the most important thing is that "they insisted on the name for the dummy settlement," explaining that the name is being used for public relations, and that he hopes that "President Trump does not know his name is being used for [this] exercise."

"The prime minister must decide if he really wants to establish a new settlement and deepen our roots in the Golan Heights or whether he is content with creating virtual reality for the purposes of a 'photographic opportunity,'" Hauser continued. "After 52 years in the area, there are only 25,000 Israelis in the Golan and the population growth rate is negligible. This is not how a government wants to settle the Golan."

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