Katz considering naming Ayalon highway after Peres

Transportation Minister Israel Katz is considering renaming Tel Aviv's major thoroughfare, the Ayalon Highway, after late former president Shimon Peres. Katz announced that he was thinking about doing so following a condolence call to members of Peres's family earlier this week, during which they made the request. He said that following the holiday, he would meet with them to consider the subject.
"Peres served in the position of transportation minister at the beginning of the 1970s, and he conceived the plan of diverging the Ayalon River, which is also relevant today," a Transportation Ministry statement said.