A new neighborhood in the Golan Heights may also be named after the U.S. president.
Plans will be announced on Israel’s Independence Day next week for a train stop in Jerusalem to be named after U.S. President Donald Trump, who officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state in December 2017 and relocated the U.S. embassy in Israel there five months later.
“Here, in the Old City of Jerusalem, we will build the Western Wall and Temple Mount train station,” tweeted Acting Foreign Minister and Transportation Minister Israel Katz. “It will be named after Donald Trump, who made history and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”
Here, in the Old City of Jerusalem, we will build the Western Wall & Temple Mount train station. It will be named after @realDonaldTrump, who made history and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The official announcement will take place on Israel’s Independence Day. pic.twitter.com/0b40afUngj
— ישראל כ”ץ Israel Katz (@Israel_katz) April 30, 2019
The Israeli government initially announced the plans in December 2017.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also said last week that he will ask his government to vote on a measure to name a new neighborhood in the Golan Heights after Trump, who officially recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the area, which has been within the Jewish state’s boundaries for 52 years.
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