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Thursday, December 28, 2017

JERUSALEM: Israel wants to name a train station after Donald Trump to thank him for recognising Jerusalem as its capital, but the site of the planned building could be as divisive as the US president's declaration. Transport Minister Israel Katz said on Wednesday he had chosen a proposed subway stop near the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City – right in the middle of the area that the Palestinians want as their own future capital.




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"I have decided to name the Western Wall station ... after US President Donald Trump for his courageous and historic decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel," Katz said in a statement.

The envisaged underground extension of a high-speed rail link between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is still on the drawing board and a transport ministry spokesperson said other departments still needed to approve it.

The announcement was quickly condemned by Palestinian leaders already angered by Trump's Dec 6 decision to overturn decades of US policy on the city.


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A ministry spokesperson said the proposed station and underground extension still required the approval of various governmental planning committees, and gave no date for when a final go-ahead might be given. She said she did not know where funds for the estimated $700-million rail add-on would come from.

Ask Dotard.

He just wired $700 million to Pakistan (after saying he wouldn't). Guy is loaded.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-12-28 04:22 AM | Reply

there's a great idea. not.

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-28 08:21 PM | Reply

It's a nice way to concentrate all the vandalism and terrorism in one location. Very efficient.

#3 | Posted by morris at 2017-12-28 10:52 PM | Reply

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