Israeli city to name square after Donald Trump

Rami Greenberg said Monday that he decided to name the square adjacent to City Hall for the US president because of “his unqualified support for the State of Israel.”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
May 8, 2019 03:57
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Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump embrace in Washington, on March 25, 2019.. (photo credit: AMOS BEN-GERSHOM/GPO)



JERUSALEM (JTA) — A square in the central Israel city of Petah Tikvah will be named after President Donald Trump, the city’s mayor announced.

Rami Greenberg said Monday that he decided to name the square adjacent to City Hall for the US president because of “his unqualified support for the State of Israel,” The Jerusalem Post's sister Hebrew newspaper,Maariv reported.



The square will be dedicated officially on July 4, Greenberg said. The mayor said he will invite the U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, government ministers and public figures.



Last month, Netanyahu said he would name a new community on the Golan Heights after the president to thank him for recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the territory.



A week ago, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said in a tweet that a train stop in the Old City of Jerusalem would be named for Trump.


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