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Israeli city to name park after Trump

5 years 5 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, December 07 2017 Dec 7, 2017 December 07, 2017 8:42 AM December 07, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JERUSALEM-An Israeli city plans to name a park after U.S. President Donald Trump in honor of his decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and move the embassy there.

David Even Zur, the mayor of the northern Israeli city of Kiryat Yam, calls Trump's move "historic." He says it was "a brave, unprecedented step which none of his predecessors were prepared to do."

"Donald Trump proved to the entire world that Jerusalem is in his heart and we will prove to him in this way that he is in our hearts," Even Zur said in a statement Thursday.

The park, which will include a children's playground and will be located in the city center, is set to be inaugurated next year.

The move reflects the positive Israeli response to Trump's declaration, which was widely denounced by Arabs and Muslims.

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