New Jerusalem Train Station To Be Named After Trump

Dec 28, 2017, 00:22
New Jerusalem Train Station To Be Named After Trump

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said the United States can no longer be a fair broker in the peace process.

Israel announced Wednesday that a planned metro station at the Western or Wailing Wall (Al-Buraq wall) in occupied East Jerusalem would be named after U.S. President Donald Trump, according to local media.

Guatemala's announcement on Sunday came after two-thirds of United Nations member states approved a motion rejecting US President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. While no hints of what that peace offer may entail have been released, Capitol Hill observers have suggested that Kushner would reveal the contents of a new deal in early 2018.

The tunnel would have two stations about 70ft below ground, "City Centre" and "Donald Trump, Western Wall", near an ancient expressway in the Old City's Jewish Quarter called the Cardo.

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Katz said the decision was taken to honour President Trump's decision to consider Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

The United States and Israel mustered seven other countries to their side to vote no to the UN resolution.

Trump's announcement has set off weeks of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces that have left 12 Palestinians dead.

A total of 128 nations voted to maintain the worldwide consensus that Jerusalem's status can only be decided through peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.

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The high-speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem railway has been under construction since 2001 and will complement the existing, slower railway that already operates between the two cities.

Katz might have used Trump's statement as an opportunity to reinvigorate a project marked by numerous setbacks and delays. Known in Israeli politics as "the bulldozer", he has succeeded in advancing numerous large infrastructure projects countrywide.

The Dome of the Rock on the left and the Western Wall.

The Western Wall, visited by 11 million people a year, is part of the remaining rampart built around the Second Temple, destroyed in A.D.

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