Israel to honor Trump with train station in Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM — Naming a train station after a person is usually a low-key public honor. But Israel's transportation minister's announcement this week that he plans to name a Jerusalem train station after President Donald Trump is making headlines the world over.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Transportation Minister Israel Katz plans to name a terminus after Trump near the city's Western Wall — a holy site for devout Muslims and Jews, alike. The newspaper cites Katz saying that the naming honor is a response to Trump agreeing to recognize the ancient holy city as the capital of Israel. The move is unpopular among global governments and has sparked protests from the United Nations and an admonition from Pope Francis.

The newspaper cites the Israeli government official saying that the station would be underground and that the railroad could link Jerusalem with Israel's post-World War II capital, Tel Aviv, in as little as five years.

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