Israeli city names square after Donald Trump

Israeli city inaugurates 'Donald Trump Square' in honour of US president
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09 July, 2019
An Israeli city has named a public square after Donald Trump, just weeks after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government renamed a Golan Heights settlement after the US president.
The naming aims to show "gratitude to Trump [AFP]
An Israeli city has named a square after Donald Trump, just weeks after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government renamed an occupied Golan Heights settlement after the US president.

Rami Greenberg, mayor of Petah Tikva, a city 10 kilometers east of Tel Aviv, said on Tuesday the naming aims to show "gratitude to Trump "for recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital in 2017 and the occupied Golan Heights as Israel's earlier this year".

Greenberg said US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman extended congratulations after hearing several ministers attended the square's inauguration ceremony last week.

Friedman has been a supporter of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Israel occupied east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed them in a move deemed illegal by the international community.

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