Israel minister plans Trump train station at Western Wall

Israel minister plans Trump train station at Western Wall

Israel minister plans Trump train station at Western Wall

Guatemala's top diplomat defended the country's decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, rejecting global and domestic scrutiny after following the U.S.' lead. Katz intends to name the planned station near the Western Wall after America's 45th president.

She added: "What we are doing is returning our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, where we had it for many years". "Trump Station" will be walking distance to a number of Jewish and Christian holy sites, in addition to the Temple Mount.

Guatemala's president announced on Christmas Eve that the Central American country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of U.S. President Donald Trump in ordering the change.

"Dear people of Guatemala, today I spoke with the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu".

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Trump's December 6 decision has drawn worldwide condemnation, including in a Turkish-sponsored resolution overwhelmingly passed last week by the UN General Assembly.

Since Trump's announcement, at least 15 people have been killed across the occupied Palestinian territories.

Israel captured east Jerusalem, which includes the Old City, in 1967, and annexed it in a move not recognized internationally.

Ambassador Jado revealed the importance of the Arab League's statement at its emergency session on Trump's announcement of the transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, referring to the Arab League's decision to cut the relationships between Arab countries and any country that moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The silence from capitals was addressed by Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, who told the newspaper Haaretz that her ministry is engaged in discussions about moving embassies with ten countries, but those nations are more likely to make recognizing Jerusalem as the capital without the embassy move the point of departure. Previous excavations by Israel near the holy site - the spiritual epicenter of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - have sparked violent Palestinian protests. 'We already know how to deal with no less hard opposition'.

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