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Israel's transportation minister offers Trump a gift: A train station at the Western Wall

Israel's transportation minister offers Trump a gift: A train station at the Western Wall

Israel's transportation minister wants to honor President Trump with a railway station near the Western Wall to recognize his recent “brave” decision calling for the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

A railway tunnel to the Western Wall under the Old City in Jerusalem would meander past sites holy to Muslims, Christians and Jews, making such a project extremely controversial.

"The Kotel is the holiest place to the Jewish people,” said the transportation minister, Yisrael Katz, using the Hebrew name for Jerusalem’s Western Wall. “I have decided to name the train station leading to it after U.S. President Donald Trump, in recognition of his brave and historic...

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