Western Wall train station to be named after Trump following Jerusalem decision
Israel’s transportation minister announced on Wednesday that a train station set to be built adjacent to Jerusalem’s Western Wall will be named after President Trump to honor his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
“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 recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel,” Yisrael Katz said, according to The Jerusalem Post.
The wall is considered one of the holiest sites in Judaism.
The station is a part of an extension of Jerusalem’s high-speed rail, which will soon reach the Western Wall.
The move to name the station after Trump comes just weeks after the president bucked the international community and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a move that was widely praised by Israelis.
The international community has traditionally recognized Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital, while Israel has considered Jerusalem as its capital.
However, Palestinians have viewed the eastern part of Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.
The decision has caused tensions to flare in the already volatile region.
In May, Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the wall during his trip to Israel.