Tag Archive for Israel Katz

Jerusalem new Old City train station to be named after Donald Trump

Israel’s Transportation Minister says planned Old City train-station, named after US President Trump, will be an extension of the high-speed line from Tel Aviv to the capital, taking passengers almost directly to the Western Wall.
– Plans include construction of 1.8 mile-long tunnel beneath Jerusalem.

By i24NEWS


Israel is moving ahead with a rail project that will include a new station in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem, transporting tourists to the Western Wall directly from Ben-Gurion Airport.

The station will apparently be named for U.S. President Donald Trump.

The plan means a new terminal for the current express line that links Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in 32 minutes. Continue Reading »

Israel names new high-speed train station at Western Wall, ‘Trump Station’

Israel’s Transportation Minister Katz, “The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to call 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.”
– WATCH video of station construction



A new train station that will be built next to the Western Wall will be named after US President Donald Trump, announced Transportation Minister Israel Katz on Tuesday.

“The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to call 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,” said Katz. Continue Reading »

Several Israeli Cabinet Members Seek Death Penalty for Palestinian Mass-Murderer


Opposing the death penalty, MK Shelly Yacimovich of the Zionist Union suggests the ministers’ call for the death penalty is a “populist” ploy to replace decision-making.



Several ministers in the Security Cabinet called for the terrorist who massacred a family Halamish Friday night to be executed ahead of Sunday’s cabinet meeting.

ZAKA members clean up aftermath of terror attack in Halamish home. – Photo: ZAKA

Military courts can sentence someone to death, though the option has not been used since 1962, when senior Nazi Adolf Eichmann was hanged after being convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity. Continue Reading »

Israel presents plans to link its Med ports to Saudi Arabia, Gulf states and Iraq


Transportation Minister Katz unveiled what could be an historic plan to give Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq access to the Mediterranean through Israel’s ports, that would be a significant boost for the Jordanian and Palestinian economies.



Transportation and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz unveiled an ambitious plan on Wednesday to give Jordan, Saudi Arabia and even Iraq access to the Mediterranean through Israel’s ports in Haifa and Ashdod, in a plan called “Tracks for Peace.”

To Jerusalem sign with Jordan in the background. 

Under the plan, the Haifa to Beit She’an train link would be extended eastward to the border crossing with Jordan and southward to the Jenin area where the Palestinians could connect to it. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Israeli Minister Katz Plans to Build Gaza Artificial Airport/Seaport Island


Minister Katz’s plans also call for articulating to the Trump administration Israel’s housing proposals beyond the Green Line that would facilitate building throughout Jerusalem.



Transportation Minister Israel Katz presented the security cabinet on Sunday with the principles of what he dubbed the “Israeli initiative,” a multi-pronged diplomatic plan he hopes can be coordinated with the new Trump administration.

Transportation Minister Israel Katz – Photo: GPO

This is the latest in a growing number of ideas for addressing the Palestinian issue that have emerged from ministers and Knesset members in recent weeks coinciding with the change of government in Washington. Continue Reading »

Palestinians bicker, skeptical of Israel’s plan for off-coast island port for Gaza


view videoStrategic affairs adviser to West Bank based PA President Abbas, accused Israel of trying to reinforce the split between the West Bank & Gaza, “a lethal blow to the prospects of a two state solution.”



A proposal by an Israeli minister to construct an island to serve as a port that would open up the blockaded Gaza Strip to the world has gained adherents from Israeli security experts, who view it as a way to avoid further rounds of conflict with the coastal enclave run by the militant Hamas movement.

But the initiative by Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz is receiving a cold reception from both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, both of which doubt Israel is actually interested in alleviating the suffering of Gazans. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Israeli Minister Katz Proposes Plan to Build Gaza Airport/Seaport Island


view videoThe ambitious Israeli project, originally proposed in 2011, would greatly ease Gaza’s economic situation, while maintaining Israel’s security with NATO, or an alternative foreign force.

By Israel Today Staff


Israeli Minister of Transportation Israel Katz (Likud) this week presented to foreign media outlets his ambitious plan to create an artificial island just off the coast of the Gaza Strip to provide the area’s residents with a modern airport and seaport.

Israeli plan for a Gaza offshore seaport-airport – Drawing: Ministry of Transportation and Israel Ports

Katz noted that the project would significantly ease the difficult economic situation in which Gaza finds itself without harming Israel’s security. Continue Reading »

Payback: Petition forbids ministers from using gov’t vehicles on Saturdays & holidays

‘It’s time elected officials set an example,’ says petition creator, in response to Transportation Minister Katz’s dismissive attitude in launching public transport on Saturdays.

By Itay Blumental


After Transportation Minister Israel Katz angered many Israelis this week with his dismissive response to the demand for public transportation on Saturdays and holidays, citizens decided to fight back with a petition calling to bar ministers from using their government vehicles in days public transport does not run.

Transportation Minister Katz: No trains on Shabbat – Photo: Transportation Ministry

“It’s important to forbid ministers who prevent the operation of public transportation on Saturdays and holidays from using their government vehicles, which are funded by tax-payers,” read the petition, which has been signed by over 5,500 people so far. Continue Reading »