Israel’s Minister of Transportation announced his decision this week to name a newly constructed train station near Jerusalem’s Western Wall after President Trump, following the Commander-in-Chief’s decision to officially recognize the holy city as the capital of the Jewish state.
According to the Daily Mail, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz confirmed the government’s plans to name the commuter hub near the site after the American president, praising his “brave decision” to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to name 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,” said Katz.
President Trump made history earlier this month when he upended nearly two-decades of empty promises and proclaimed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, breaking precedent and kick-starting a new approach towards a Middle East peace process.
“After more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. It would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result,” said Trump.
“Therefore, I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver,” he added.