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Israel plans to name Western Wall train station after Trump

Guatemala became the first nation to pledge to move its mission to Jerusalem since US President Donald Trump's December 6 recognition of the city as Israel's capital and instructions to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv.

Earlier this month, Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital, a move that was widely condemned around the world but welcomed in Israel.

In May, Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall when he visited the site during a tour of several Middle East countries. "Trump Station" will be walking distance to a number of Jewish and Christian holy sites, in addition to the Temple Mount.

Israeli daily Yedioth Aharonot reported Wednesday that there will be an additional station along the way, in the Western part of Jerusalem, and that the train will feature a VIP auto to transport visiting dignitaries directly from the airport to the Western Wall.

Israeli officials were quoted saying that the foreign ministry was discussing the matter with Tegucigalpa, and they expect Honduras will announce the move sometime after Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez is sworn in for a second term on Wednesday.

Katz's office said the minister advanced the plan in a recent meeting with Israel Railways executives, and has fast-tracked it in the planning committees.

Congress passed a law in 1995 that ordered the US embassy to be located in Jerusalem, but every USA president since the mandate became law made a decision to delay it, arguing that a relocation must come through negotiations, not a decree.

It annexed the entire city in 1980 claiming it as the Jewish state's "undivided and eternal capital" - a move never recognized by the worldwide community.

Guatemala on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) said its decision to follow the USA in moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem was a "sovereign" matter that should not affect ties with other countries.

Trump Station will be built in the city's Jewish Quarter. The Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed line is expected to open next spring.

Katz said the decision was taken to honour President Trump's decision to consider Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

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