Trump Heights Receives 1st Inhabitants in Israel

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    A ceremony for Hashar Pre Military Preparatory School, at the community to be named "Trump Heights" after US President Donald Trump, in Kela Alon in the northwestern Golan, on November 7, 2019. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90

    GOLAN HEIGHTS, ISRAEL – A boarding school for underprivileged youths in Israel was inaugurated in Trump Heights in the Golan.

    The opening Thursday of the boarding school, which is designed to prepare several hundred teenagers from troubled homes for a meaningful service in the Israel Defense Forces, marks the first arrival of people to the settlement that was declared as established there in June and named after President Donald Trump.

    The United States recognized the Golan Heights, which Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 war, as part of Israel through a presidential proclamation signed by Trump on March 25. The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to name a town for him in the Golan as a sign of appreciation and gratitude for this move, Netanyahu has said. Its naming for Trump has caused controversy in Israel.

    About 20 families are scheduled to move to Trump Heights in the summer of 2020, the news site Srugim reported, including both observant Jewish families and secular new residents.

    The boarding school headed by Uriel Eldad will belong to the network of Mechinat Shachar, an institution that specializes in preparing high school graduates for excelling in the army.

    At the Trump Heights boarding house, or mechinah, secular and observant Jewish youths will live for six months prior to their enlistment, Uriel told Srugim.

    Trump Heights, which was announced when it was still uninhabited and largely unbuilt, is the second Israeli town named after an American president, with the first one being Kfar Truman, a moshav in central Israel.

    A ceremony for Hashar Pre Military Preparatory School, at the community to be named “Trump Heights” after US President Donald Trump, in Kela Alon in the northwestern Golan, on November 7, 2019. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90

    A sign reading “Trump Heights” at the community to be named after US President Donald Trump, in Kela Alon in the northwestern Golan, on November 7, 2019. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90
    Uri Ariel, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel attends a ceremony for Hashar Pre Military Preparatory School, at the community to be named “Trump Heights” after US President Donald Trump, in Kela Alon in the northwestern Golan, on November 7, 2019. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90

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    13 COMMENTS

    1. Naming a place after a con man, a sleazeball and a filthy liar (12,000 and counting) is insane.
      Rename the place, pronto.
      Don’t wait till he abandons Israel, as he has done with the Kurds.
      Please, please…

        • they should have renamed it ramat Truman, the guy who put an arms embargo on the new state of Israel, versus Obama who provided Israel with all the weapons it requested, for a full 8 years.
          wiseguy

          • Obama stopped missile transfers during the had a war, gave Iran access to 150 billion dollars to use to build up their military and fund the murder of Jews, never missed an opportunity to publically condemn Israel, tried to force Israel to bow to hamas demands.

            • Never stopped missile transfers. Scotland didn’t allow u.s. planes delivering weapons fo refuel and Obama rerouted the flights so that Israel could get th ed weapons. As for iran, you are right but the number is around 10.5 billion.

      • You may call him all the pejoratives in the book but get ready he is going to win in a landslide and you and all the kook lefties could eat their heart out.

    2. There is already a village in Israel named Kfar Truman, as President Harry S. Truman recognized Israel within a few minutes of EY proclaiming itself an independent sovereign state. Truman did that despite the objections of the State Department, whom he referred to as “the striped pants boys”.

      • Liar, the plane deal was made during the Bush admin. During the 2014 gaza obama stopped hellfire missle transfers to Israel. Oh and he gave Iran access to 150 billion dollars of which they can use some to fund the murder of Jews in Israel. He never missed an opportunity to publically condemn Israel.

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