In gratitude for his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the country’s transportation minister Israel Katz announced on Wednesday that a new train station near the Western Wall will be named in President Donald Trump’s honor.
“The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people,” Katz said. “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.”
In addition to deciding upon the name, Katz also approved the construction plans for new high-speed railways and tunnels that will one day connect Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. He said the project is the “most important national project in the Transportation Ministry” and called it a “top priority.”
As CNN reported, the station named after Trump will be built inside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City and will drop off passengers near the Dung Gate, which has direct access to the Western Wall.
The train station marks one of many sites expected to be named after Trump in the aftermath of his historic proclomation. According to CNN, a “Trump-naming frenzy has swept across Jerusalem and Israel,” with many projects likely to bear his name going forward.
“Thanks to his action, other nations intend to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and work to transfer their embassies to our city,” Councilman Arieh King wrote as part of a proposal that would change the name of a street in Old City’s Muslim Quarter to Donald Trump Street.