It’s no secret that Donald Trump is a fan of having his name on real estate, but one of the biggest projects to carry the Trump name might not even be one of his buildings.
A top Israeli official who is overseeing new embassy construction in Jerusalem has revealed that an entire region of the historic city might carry Trump’s name as an honor to the 45th president.
“Construction Minister Yoav Gallant has instructed the top officials in his ministry to begin the process of planning and approving a new quarter for embassies from countries around the world that will be built in Jerusalem,” reported The Jerusalem Post.
Gallant has directed architects and organizers in his department to start locating areas of land that are suitable for international embassies.
The government is anticipating that many nations will move their headquarters to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, following the trend of Czech Republic, Romania, Honduras … and of course the United States.
“There is an apparent pattern of embassies moving to Jerusalem, and we have to start getting ready now,” Gallant said. “We might have to build dozens of embassies, and we would need new land ready for that purpose. I asked my ministry to vigorously take action as fast as possible.”
President Trump made waves in December when he officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, earning praise from allies of the Middle Eastern democracy and the ire of many Islamic leaders.
“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said at the time. “While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering.”
“Jerusalem is not just the heart of three great religions, but it is now also the heart of one of the most successful democracies in the world,” the president continued.
“Over the past seven decades, the Israeli people have built a country where Jews, Muslims, and Christians, and people of all faiths are free to live and worship according to their conscience and according to their beliefs.”
As part of that process, the president announced that the United States would move its embassy to the ancient city of Jerusalem.
In recognition of that historic change, Minister Gallant of Israel explained that he’s considering naming the entire planned embassy area in Trump’s honor.
“Gallant suggested a couple possible names for the area where the embassies would be located. He initially called it ‘Embassy Town,’ but then said he may decide to instead call it ‘Trump Town,’ after US President Donald Trump, who initiated next month’s move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem,” reported The Post.
It wouldn’t be unprecedented: Last December, Transportation Minister Israel Katz announced that a planned train station in the vicinity of the Western Wall would also bear Trump’s name.
“The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to name the train station that leads to it after President Trump — following his historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel,” the government official explained.
To the chagrin of Trump’s critics and opponents of Israel, there’s little doubt that the president is leaving his stamp on the nation which has been a close friend of America for decades — and it’s clear that Israelis greatly appreciate those decisions.
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