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GPOPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Japan's Foreign Minister Tarō Kōno in Jerusalem

Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, while Palestinians, consider east Jerusalem as the occupied capital of their future state.

"I have chose to name the Western Wall station... after US President Donald Trump for his courageous and historic decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel", said transport minister Yisrael Katz.

In May, Trump became the first US president to visit the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, during his term in office. 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. Other countries also reportedly in talks to move their embassies are South America's Paraguay and the west African nation of Togo.

Previous excavations by Israel near the holy site - the spiritual epicenter of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - have sparked violent Palestinian protests.

There are quite a few American presidents in Jerusalem already.

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The national daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth was first to report Tuesday that Katz had approved final construction plans for the train, which will include excavating a 2-mile tunnel from the Umma (nation) station at the entrance to the city to the Cardo in the Jewish Quarter.

The Israeli minister noted that the decision taken by Donald Trump would trigger a wave of such moves.

The station will be build as part of an extension of Jerusalem's highspeed rail, which will soon reach the Western Wall.

The DFA was referring to the proposal recommending Palestine be partitioned into an Arab State and a Jewish State, with a special global status for the city of Jerusalem under the administrative authority of the UN. The wall is the last remnant of the Second Temple, and it remains the holiest site in Judaism. Jews believe the area just beyond the wall marks the foundation stone of the world's creation and is the place where Abraham was instructed by God to sacrifice his son Isaac.

The Dome of the Rock on the left and the Western Wall.

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