Jerusalem to Name Train Station After Trump

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Jerusalem remains at the heart of the perennial Middle East conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel - might eventually serve as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced that he was ordering his country's embassy to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite a United Nations vote last week condemning US President Donald Trump's decision to unilaterally view the holy city as Israel's capital.

US President Donald Trump is the first sitting US president ever to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem. While no hints of what that peace offer may entail have been released, Capitol Hill observers have suggested that Kushner would reveal the contents of a new deal in early 2018. And now there'll be a Trump Station.

U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives at West Palm Beach global airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 22, 2017.

But the move has prompted weeks of protest in Arab and Muslim countries around the world and numerous "days of rage" in Jerusalem, Israel and the West Bank.

Morales said he had informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and instructed Guatemala's foreign ministry to start the process of moving the embassy, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Trump's announcement December 6 reversed decades of USA policy and set off weeks of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces that have left at least a dozen Palestinians dead.

This came few days after the country abstained on a United Nations vote calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israel has been building a rail line between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem since 2001, and Katz has recently approved excavations for the planned section of that line that will go underground in Jerusalem. Known in Israeli politics as "the bulldozer", he has succeeded in advancing numerous large infrastructure projects countrywide.

The same area is now home to the al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the oldest in Islam, and the Dome of the Rock, the landmark where tradition says the prophet Muhammad made his night journey to heaven. "Trump Station" will be walking distance to a number of Jewish and Christian holy sites, in addition to the Temple Mount.

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