On December 6, President Trump made what some are calling the most important announcement of his presidency. He revealed that there would be several upcoming policy changes between the United States and Israel.
President Trump revealed that the United States would now officially consider Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Additionally, he detailed out plans to move the U.S. embassy from its current location of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
This decision was considered highly controversial. While President Trump promised to make this change during his campaign, and while three other recent former presidents promised the same, some are still very upset about it. Critics claim that the move hinders peace efforts between Israel and Palestine.
While some are wary of the decision, others are praising it. The Israeli Prime Minister spoke out immediately after the announcement was made and thanked President Trump for the recognition. Now, Israel is set to honor the president in a significant way.
Israel's Transportation Minister Israel Katz is currently working on a rail system that will connect Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. The plan includes two underground stations, one of which is located in the old city in the Jewish Quarter. Katz just announced that the station will be named after President Trump.
The "Trump Station" will be located right next to the Western Wall, which is considered the most significant physical location on earth for those with Jewish heritage. It will also be within walking distance to several other Jewish and Christian holy sites.
Katz said, "The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I have 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."
According to Breitbart, the rail line between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem has been in the works since 2001. The underground station in the old city in Jerusalem is a new addition, however. Katz is hoping to begin the project within the next year.
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