Israel to name new Jerusalem train station after Donald Trump 4 years ago

Israel to name new Jerusalem train station after Donald Trump

We imagine he will absolutely love this news.

You might recall a few weeks back with President Donald Trump announced that America would be recognising Jerusalem as the capital as the State Of Israel, an action that sent shockwaves around the global political community.

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Following on from that, the UN held a vote on the action, with the General Assembly voting 128 to 9 to declare US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital "null and void", with Ireland amongst those voting against the US's decision.

This, too, set up further ramifications, as US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is reported (via The Guardian) to have said: "The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those who voted against us."

And now it is being reported that the Israeli transportation minister has announced that the high-speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem railway, which has been under construction since 2001, will be named after President Trump.

According to The JPost, the decision was made by Minister Israel Katz, who said: "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 recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel."

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At the time of writing, President Trump had not responded - officially, or on Twitter - to the news of Trump Station.