Netanyahu pledged to name a settlement after US President Donald Trump last month [Gali Tibbon/Reuters]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a site for a promised new settlement to be named after US President Donald Trump in the occupied Golan Heights has been chosen and formal approval is under way.

Netanyahu pledged such a move last month in appreciation of Trump’s recognition of Israel‘s claim of sovereignty over part of the strategic plateau seized from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War.

“I promised that we would establish a community named after President Trump,” Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday.

“I would like to inform you that we have already selected a site in the Golan Heights where this new community will be

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