Israel's government is getting set to honor President Donald Trump after his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reports The Jerusalem Post.
A train station that will be built next to the Western Wall will be named after US President Donald Trump:
The decision was made by Transportation Minister Israel Katz, who said: “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.”
President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital earlier this month after decades of American presidents declaring Jerusalem the capital in speeches and then signing waivers stopping the official recognition as mandated by Congress.
The move was warmly welcomed by Israel but denounced by many countries around the world, including 128 countries voting to denounce the United States with a vote in the United Nations General Assembly last week.
The train station to be named for President Trump is part of a major and long-term project to help move tourists and locals to the Holy City:
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. The project has been marked by numerous setbacks and delays.
In May, Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall when he visited the site during a tour of several Middle Eastern countries.
After the vote at the United Nations the Trump administration announced it had successfully negotiated a reduction in the UN budget.