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Jerusalem: Israel plans to name new station after Donald Trump

Israel plans to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem’s Old City and name a planned station next to the iconic Western Wall after US President Donald Trump.

Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said he wanted to honour the President for his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The planned railway at at the historically and religiously significant site could be as divisive as Mr Trump’s Jerusalem declaration.

“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,” Mr 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 spokeswoman said other departments still needed to approve it.

Read the article in The New Daily (AAP).