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Israel to name Jerusalem train stop after Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also plans to put forward a measure to name a new neighborhood in the Golan after U.S. president.

Then-U.S. President Donald Trump at Jerusalem's Western Wall on May 22, 2017. Credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy in Israel.
Then-U.S. President Donald Trump at Jerusalem's Western Wall on May 22, 2017. Credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy in Israel.

Plans will be announced on Israel’s Independence Day next week for a train stop in Jerusalem to be named after U.S. President Donald Trump, who officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state in December 2017 and relocated the U.S. embassy in Israel there five months later.

“Here, in the Old City of Jerusalem, we will build the Western Wall & Temple Mount train station,” tweeted Acting Foreign Minister and Transportation Minister Israel Katz. “It will be named after @realDonaldTrump, who made history and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

The Israeli government initially announced the plans in December 2017.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also said last week that he will ask his government to vote on a measure to name a new neighborhood in the Golan Heights after Trump.

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