"We are proud that we have the opportunity to establish a new settlement and to give thanks to a great friend," Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a celebratory cabinet meeting at the site. "We will continue to grow and develop the Golan for all of our citizens -- Jews and non-Jews together."
The Golan Heights will now be named Trump Heights.
"President Trump did it, he also did it with Jerusalem, he did it with the transfer of the embassy, he did it with the exit from the Iran nuclear deal, he does it now with the strong stand against the aggression of Iran in the Gulf of Oman, in the Persian Gulf, and in the entire region," he said.
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman praised the decision.
"I want to thank you for holding the cabinet meeting and for the extraordinary gesture that you and the State of Israel are making to the President of the United States," Friedman said.
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