Speaking at an international transport conference in Oman, Israel’s Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz put forward plans to implement a rail link connecting Israel to the Gulf.
Below are some of Yisrael Katz’s quotes on the matter.
“It makes sense and is beyond political and ideological disagreements.” – Yisrael Katz, The Jordan Times, 7 November 2018
“[The rail link was] based on two central ideas — Israel as a land bridge and Jordan as a regional transportation hub.” – Yisrael Katz, The Times of Israel, 7 November 2018
“It will create an additional trade route in the region, which is shorter, faster and cheaper, and will contribute to the economies of Jordan, the Palestinians — who will also be connected to the initiative — Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, and in the future Iraq as well.” – Yisrael Katz, The Times of Israel, 7 November 2018