The northern Israeli city of Kiryat Yam will name a new park after US President Donald Trump in honor of his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Mayor David Even Tzur announced Thursday.
“The president of the United States took a brave and unprecedented step that none of his predecessors were willing to take and we must honor him for it,” Tzur said in a statement heralding the decision to establish “Donald Trump Park.”
He added, “Jerusalem is a dream that is present in every Jew’s heart and Trump’s decision gives this dream clear international recognition.”
Tzur said the park, in which the municipality is investing NIS 4 million ($1.14 million), will stretch over seven dunams (1.7 acres) and border an existing science park in the center of the city.
Tzur added that he is looking into the possibility of inviting Trump to the opening of the facility, slated for April 2018.
Delighting Israel’s leadership and defying dire, worldwide warnings, Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of US and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.