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Israel to name new Jerusalem train station after Donald Trump

Israel to name new Jerusalem train station after Donald Trump

Several thousand gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's old city, the holiest place for Jews to worship, and chanted a special prayer to end the drought.

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

The U.N. General Assembly last week rejected Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reaffirming that the city's status should be agreed between Israelis and Palestinians through direct negotiations.

Katz's office said in a statement that the minister advanced the plan in a recent meeting with Israel Railways executives, and has fast-tracked it in the planning committees.

Mr Katz said a high-speed rail station would allow visitors to reach "the beating heart of the Jewish people - the Western Wall and the Temple Mount".

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Israel seized the eastern part of Jerusalem - including the Western Wall - in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move not recognised by the global community.

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 spokeswoman said other departments still needed to approve it.

With technology coming up short, Israel's agriculture minister sought an unconventional solution on Thursday to end the country's water shortage: rallying a few thousand worshippers at Jerusalem's Western Wall to pray for rain.

Since Trump's announcement, Evans has worked to mobilize his followers to influence their national leaders to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move their embassies to the city. Palestinians have been acting "largely emotional", and "unfortunately overreacted", the U.S. ambassador, known as an outspoken advocate for Israel's claim to the Holy City told the Jerusalem Post. Once approved, the development will take about four years to build.

"We already know how to deal with no less hard opposition".


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