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Israel’s government approves funding for Trump Heights settlement

One year after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the establishment of Trump Heights settlement in the Golan Heights, the Cabinet approves an initial construction budget.

Israel's government approved June 14 $2.3 million in funding for the construction of a settlement in the Golan Heights named after US President Donald Trump. Part of the budget will be used by the Housing Ministry for planning, and the rest by the World Zionist Organization for building temporary structures. The next step after the Cabinet’s decision would be marketing land plots for construction.

Speaking at the beginning of the Cabinet’s weekly session, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "Today, we will begin practical steps in establishing the community of Ramat Trump [Trump Heights] in the Golan Heights, Israel’s sovereignty over which was recognized by President Trump." A statement issued by the Cabinet after the meeting noted, "The initiative to establish a new Golan Heights settlement to be named after President Donald Trump expresses gratitude for his work for the State of Israel and the Golan Heights."

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