PPD Polls Conducted By
https://www.bigdatapoll.com/
Sunday, February 25, 2018
HomeNewsPoliticsIsrael Could Name New Train Station at Western Wall After Trump

Israel Could Name New Train Station at Western Wall After Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd L) and first lady Melania Trump (3rd L) stand with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd R), his wife Sara (R) and Israel's President Reuven Rivlin (L) upon their arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod near Tel Aviv, Israel May 22, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd L) and first lady Melania Trump (3rd L) stand with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd R), his wife Sara (R) and Israel's President Reuven Rivlin (L) upon their arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod near Tel Aviv, Israel May 22, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)

U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd L) and first lady Melania Trump (3rd L) stand with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd R), his wife Sara (R) and Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin (L) upon their arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod near Tel Aviv, Israel May 22, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)

Israel could name a future train station at the Western Wall after President Donald Trump in honor of his “brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital” and move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Israel’s transportation minister Yisrael Katz said they plan to extend a high speed rail to the Western Wall. The project, which will soon be complete, involves constructing two underground stations and excavating over 2 miles of tunnel beneath Jerusalem and under the politically and historically sensitive Old City.

“The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to call the train station that leads to it after President Trump following his historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel,” Minister Katz told the Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.

President Trump’s announced the decision in early December, which not only fulfilled a major campaign promise but also a 22-year old national promise to the Israelis.

In 1995, Congress passed The Jerusalem Embassy and Relocation Act, which recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called for moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Waivers are permitted by presidents in the event national security is a concern, which President Trump signed in June.

Transportation Ministry spokesman Avner Ovadia said the project is estimated to cost more than $700 million and, if approved, would take 4 years to complete.

Katz’s office said in a statement that the minister advanced the plan in a recent meeting with Israel Railways executives, and has fast-tracked it in the planning committees.

The decision enraged the Palestinians, who claim the Old City will be the capital of their future state, though Israel captured it in the Six-Day War in 1967. The anti-Israeli bias United Nations General Assembly voted 128-9 in favor of a resolution condemning the decision last week.

The vote is indicative of what may be to come. The Western Wall train proposal will likely face fierce opposition from the international community.

President Trump said it was “long overdue” and “the right thing to do,” while Secretary Rex Tillerson said the State Department would “immediately” begin “preparations to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”

Written by
Editor

Laura Lee Baris is the Assistant Editor at People's Pundit Daily (PPD) and the Producer of "Inside the Numbers" with the People's Pundit. Laura covers politics, entertainment, culture and women's issues. She is also married to the People's Pundit, Richard D. Baris, and a mother to their two beautiful children.

Latest comments

  • But I thought he was Hitler 😐

  • Means we will have wars soon.

  • Proving once & for all that Trump is Hitler.

  • This is great but everyone’s going to think he just donated money for the naming 😂

Subscriber-Funded. Dangerously Accurate.

3

Articles Remaining This Month

Login | Subscribe

Donate Corporate