Israel’s transportation minister is planning to open a train station at the Western Wall that will be named after President Donald Trump in honor of his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The Jerusalem Post reports Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz is going ahead with a plan to build a high-speed rail that will connect Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. According to Haaretz, the stop at the Western Wall will be reportedly named “Donald John Trump.”
The Jerusalem Post reports Katz said the name of the station will be a reference to Trump’s “historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.”
Transportation Ministry Spokesman Avner Ovadia told the Jerusalem Post that the station could be opened within the next five years.
“This project is now awaiting a discussion in the National Infrastructures Planning Committee. When it is discussed there, it means that it receives priority in its advancement and in carrying out the project,” he said.
“It passed a preliminary approval, and now it will be further discussed - and this phase takes around a year. After that, carrying out the project will take around four to five years, if no problems occur,” he explained.
The plan for the high-speed rail includes the construction of two stations in Jerusalem.
The construction will reportedly cost 2.5 billion shekels, or $720 million.
The high-speed rail is expected to be open in the spring.
Earlier in December, Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and agreed to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
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