The prime minister said he would establish a new community bearing the name of the American president, who acknowledged Israel's rule over the Golan, in April, shortly after the recognition was signed in Washington.
Netanyahu announced the choice of place during a government meeting, and said that once a new government is sworn in, it will vote on the decision.
However, the place chosen for new community is an existing village called Beruchim, located in the plateau's north, that was repeatedly settled and abandoned over the years. It neighbors Qela, a bigger community, and functions as an extension of it.
Today, Beruchim is the home of 10 people, and several other newcomers who wish to establish a leadership seminar for pre-army teens in the settlement.
The community was established in 1991, by then-housing minister Ariel Sharon, who sent a group of new immigrants from the Soviet Union to live there. It was established near Qela and meant to be a thriving extension of it, but failed to live up to the expectations.
Residents of Qela were outraged about the decision to change their existing community's name, and hung signs protesting the move on their entrance gate, apparently under the impression that the entire perimeter of Qela and Beruchim will become the new Trump community.
However, the residents had false information, and it was clarified Sunday that the new settlement will not replace Qela, but rather built on top of Beruchim; a draft plan already exists and offers 110 new homes be built in Beruchim, that will house both religious and secular residents.
Trump signed a decree recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights in late March. The plateau was conquered from Syria during the 1967 Six Day War, along with the West Bank and Sinai. It is home to both Jewish communities and Druze villages, the of which whose residents were Syrian nationals before the war. Some Druze residents of the Golan still choose to remain as Syrian nationals.