President Donald Trump’s formal recognition of Israel’s right to the Golan Heights region nets a city named in his honor.

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands during their joint press conference, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Benjamin Applebaum)

What a Difference a Day Makes

It’s only been one year since the Trump administration finalized the controversial move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But what a year it’s been.

Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife pose for a photo with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at the U.S. Embassy Dedication Ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel. May 14, 2018. (photo: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem)
President Donald Trump places a prayer in-between the stone blocks of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Monday, May 22, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Dan Hansen)
President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talk together prior to President Trump’s address, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

“We very much appreciate this historic decision by President Trump, just as we greatly appreciate his historic decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty of the Golan Heights.” — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, signs a proclamation formally recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights Monday, March 25, 2019, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

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