An Israeli city, about 6 miles east of Tel Aviv, named a traffic roundabout after U.S. President Donald J. Trump to thank him for his support for the country.
Mayor Rami Greenberg of Petah Tikva said his city—the oldest city in Israel—wanted to express its gratitude to President Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“There was never a better president, not in the United States, or anywhere else in the world that supported Israel in its fight against extremist organizations that are here in the Middle East,” said Greenberg.
Greenberg named the downtown traffic circle in Petah Tikva, Trump Square, which is near the city’s municipal building. The square comprises a huge water fountain with illuminated sculptures showing the Israeli and American flags at the top of the structures.
In the center of the roundabout, a sign reads “Donald Trump Square—USA’s 45th president and the first to acknowledge Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel.”
Greenberg said the U.S. president is “a big fan of the State of Israel,” and that President Trump has helped “us in difficult times, from an economic, political, and security point of view.”
The president recognized “Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the State of Israel, the unified capital, and the Golan Heights,” said Greenberg.
Local resident David Mattityahu said President Trump deserves everything. “He is in favor of the State of Israel, he loves us, and we love him, the whole State of Israel,” said Mattiyahu.
Another resident, Ilana (no surname given) said, “I really appreciate what he did for Israel.”
She continued, “All the time they want to take our capital away and he (President Trump) decided that this is it. This is our capital and that’s why he deserves it.”
The naming of the traffic circle occurred just weeks after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet renamed a settlement in ‘Golan Heights’ to “Trump Heights,” after President Trump.
Greenberg said U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who was not personally present at the roundabout’s inauguration ceremony, conveyed in message his congratulatory greetings.
Last month, former Minister of Transportation and current Minister of Foreign Affairs Israel Katz said that the Old City of Jerusalem would have a train stop named after President Donald Trump.