Israel to Name Train Station in Jerusalem in Honor of President Trump


Israeli Minister Plans to Name Train Station After Trump Following Jerusalem Decision

Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, while Palestinians, consider east Jerusalem as the occupied capital of their future state.

Ziedan comments on the widely watched talk show, came at the back of protest at the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip over USA decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Since President Trump announced his intention to move the US Embassy in Israel from the city of Tel Aviv to the Jewish state's declared capital, Jerusalem, it's become something of a national pastime to predict which nations will follow suit - and which will not.

In May, Trump became the first sitting USA president to visit the wall during his trip to Israel. While no hints of what that peace offer may entail have been released, Capitol Hill observers have suggested that Kushner would reveal the contents of a new deal in early 2018.

A former president of Guatemala, Ramiro de Leon Carpio, who was in power 1993-1996, had made a decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem, but backtracked when Muslim-majority countries shut off access to Guatemalan goods. Guatemala stipulated that it would authorize the move only after the US does so.

FILE - In this file photo of Tuesday, June 9, 2009, Palestinian men work at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, near Jerusalem.

Trump's announcement December 6 reversed decades of US policy and set off weeks of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces that have left at least a dozen Palestinians dead.

A total of 128 nations voted to maintain the global consensus that Jerusalem's status can only be decided through peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. The Western Wall is the holiest site where Jews can pray.

The expected new railway tunnel and station would be an extension of a high-speed line from Tel Aviv that is set to open in 2018, The Jerusalem Post is reporting.

Israeli daily Yedioth Aharonot reported Wednesday that there will be an additional station along the way, in the Western part of Jerusalem, and that the train will feature a VIP vehicle to transport visiting dignitaries directly from the airport to the Western Wall. The project has been marked by numerous setbacks and delays. 70 by Roman legions under Titus.

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