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US PRESIDENT Donald Trump shakes hands with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Location found in Golan Heights for town to be named after Trump

PM Netanyahu announced the development in a cabinet meeting, during which he also marked a year since the US moved its embassy to Jerusalem.

Druze people take part in a rally
Syrian regime celebrates a few dozen protesters in Israel’s Golan

Protesters included men from Masjadl Shams, Masa’ada and Ein Qiniyye, the other major Druze towns and villages on the Golan.

In plain language: The nations – America and Israel – with the Golan

Trump’s dramatic decision this week to declare that the United States recognizes Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights constitutes another stunning victory for the Jewish state.

14 Days: Ariel terror

A roundup of the last two weeks.

U.S. President Donald Trump
Trump Isn’t Cyrus, Yet

Today, despite the millions of Jews who have returned to Israel thanks to the proclamations of Lord Balfour and President Truman, there is one heartbreaking vestige of our ancient captivity.

A man holds the Syrian flag in Quneitra near Golan Heights (REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki)
Protests throughout Syria following Trump's Golan declaration

A picture of the protest in Homs shows a protester carrying a banner saying "AlJawlan is Syrian. It is apart [sic] of Syria. And it will remain Syrian."

Trump and Rouhani
Rouhani slams 'unprecedented' U.S. Golan recognition

"No one could imagine that a person in America comes and gives land of a nation to another occupying country... Such action is unprecedented," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.

Druze people protest Trump's support for Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)
Druze protest Trump support for Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

Some 22,000 Druze, an Arab minority who practice an offshoot of Islam, live in the Israeli Golan, and many still have relatives on the Syrian side of the fortified boundary.

Israeli Druze watch the Syrian side of the Israel- Syria border on the Golan Heights on July 7, 2018
Golan Heights Druze members reject Trump's support of Israeli sovereignty

In Majdal Shams, older residents remember being part of Syria before Israel captured most of the heights in the 1967 Middle East war, occupying and later annexing it in 1981.

Recognize the Golan

This recognition, which really should have come nearly 40 years ago, is supported by a consensus of nearly the entire political spectrum in Israel.

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