Israel will name a town in the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the announcement on Tuesday from a tour of the Golan Heights and Mt. Hermon. Speaking to the press, he stated: “I’m here on the beautiful Golan Heights. All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Therefore, after the Passover holiday, I intend to bring to the government a resolution calling for a new community on the Golan Heights named after President Donald J. Trump”.
Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz announced in 2017 that a train station on Israel’s new Jerusalem rail would be named after the president following his courageous decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Prime Minister Netanyahu, like the majority of Israeli families, hiked and toured parts of Israel’s nature and north with his family over the Passover break. He addressed the nation during its celebrations and remembrance of Jewish history and escaping Egypt. Speaking on the Jewish tradition of Passover, the prime minister said, “We resettled the land of our forefathers. We established a democratic, free and vibrant country, one with incredible achievements by any standard. We are persistently and systematically turning Israel into a rising global power, a country admired by many other countries, including in the Arab and Muslim world. At the same time, we stand strong against those who wish to harm us. In every generation, they rise against us to destroy us… yet thanks to the Israel Defense Forces and our security forces, and of course, with the help of God, we defend ourselves decisively against our enemies. As the power of spring rushes in, so too does the immense strength concealed within us become clear to all. The State of Israel radiates a great light.”
He added that the “incredible story of our people has no parallel. Even in bitter exile, under unbearable conditions, we maintained our unique identity. We did not surrender. We kept our faith… On Passover, we will be proud of our heritage. We will bolster the unity among us. We will go into blooming nature, and travel throughout our land.”
Israel’s rain season has gone late into April, with the Sea of Galilee rising a record 3.25 meters, as Israel ends its drought and received much-needed water ahead of the summer. Mt. Hermon saw record snowfall as Israeli families continue to ski at the mountain resort.
Amir Tsarfati, a Jewish Christian, is the founder and president of Behold Israel, a news site to correct the scarcity in trustworthy reportage on issues and events impacting Israel, and to resolve the uncertainty about who or what to believe.