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Decision to name Western Wall rail station for Trump makes world headlines
The announcement by the Transit Ministry to honor Trump by naming a planned Kotel rail station for him picked up by international media from BBC and Washington Post to media outlets in India, Brazil, Lebanon, Spain and Malaysia.

Yedioth Ahronoth's exclusive news item Wednesday revealing the Transportation Minister's plan to name a future rail station near the Western Wall after President Donald Trump has garnered unprecedented press coverage internationally.

 

 

The news made headlines around the world and was quoted by the BBC, Fox News, Reuters, Time Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent, the Washington Post, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the Daily Telegraph. News sources in Arab countries picked up the story as well.

 

A train station leading to the Western Wall will be named after President Trump (Photo: AFP)
A train station leading to the Western Wall will be named after President Trump (Photo: AFP)
 

 

The Associated Press, one of the world's most important news sources, noted that "it was one of the best international stories of the day."

 

The story was reported in locations ranging from Australia, Ireland, Malaysia, Spain, Belgium, France, Brazil, Austria, Switzerland and India among others.

 

The decision to name the future station after the US president was made by Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz as a tribute to Trump for his announcement regarding moving the US embassy to Jerusalem.

 

World media commenting on the story pointed out that the move was a tribute to Trump and many elaborated on the Jewish people's historic connection to Jerusalem, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.

 

Lebanese newspaper A-Nahar and the Arabic-language France 24 channel quoted the article and wrote, "Israel rewards Trump by naming a train after him near the Wailing Wall."

 

Egyptian daily Youm7 wrote, "Israel names high-speed train station after Trump near the Buraq Wall," referring to an Arabic name for the wall based on an Islamic Hadith (tale) about Muhammad's nocturnal journey to the al-Aqsa Mosque.

 


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