Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government "racist" Monday, saying the US should treat the Middle East on a "level playing field".
"I'm here on the attractive Golan Heights".
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.
A month after U.S. president Donald Trump formally recognized Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention to build a new settlement in the region to bear the name of the American head of state.
'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'.
Indeed, last month Trump called on the U.S.to formally recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights after 55 years.
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As for the suggestion that Meghan missed Easter service with the royal family because she's in labor, that seems unlikely. In the meantime, it appears the Duchess of Sussex's family has been getting ready for her and Harry's first child.
Israel captured the Golan from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed it in 1981, a move not recognized by most countries.
The prime minister is now leading negotiations to form a new government after receiving backing from a majority of the lawmakers elected in this month's general election. Israelis built settlements on the Golan Heights, which the United Nations condemned in 1981.
In December 2017, responding to the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Transportation Minister Israel Katz announced that he would name a train station near the Western Wall after the USA president.
On March 25, Trump formally recognized Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
Israel has said separately that, in appreciation of the USA president, it intends to name a proposed train station near Jerusalem's Western Wall after him.