Station in Jerusalem can call in honor of trump

Station in Jerusalem can call in honor of trump

Train station, which plans to build next to the wailing Wall, will be named in honor of the us leader Donald trump to thank for recognizing the Holy city as the capital of Israel.

This decision was declared by Minister of transport Yisrael Katz, who stressed: «the Western wall – the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to name the railway station that leads to it, in honor of President trump, after his historic and courageous decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.»

Station in Jerusalem can call in honor of trump

The representative of the Ministry of transport Avner Ovadia said the project is estimated at more than $ 700 million, and, if approved, construction would take four years.

Construction of a new station is likely to face opposition from the international community, which does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over East Jerusalem and the Old city. Palestinians, like most countries in the world, consider East Jerusalem part of the Palestinian territories are de facto annexed to Israel.

In this regard, the recent decision by trump on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital led to the outbreak of aggression in the Gaza strip, the West Bank of the Jordan river, protests in many Muslim countries and condemnation from US allies.

After genasambleya UN adopted a resolution on non-recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, US Ambassador to the UN , Nikki Haley threatened that the U.S. might abandon their «generous contributions».