Talk:Israel transport minister Katz plans to name a railway station after US president Donald Trump

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Some thoughtsEdit

  1. There is no mention "when" the announcement was made. Without answering "when?" freshness can not be established.
  2. The headline suggests the focus of the article is naming a railway station after US president, however, the first tow lines of the article speaks about extending the railway and where will it be built. If it is the background information, leave it for the next paragraphs, not in the lede.

@De Wikischim: can you quickly make those changes so that I can review it, because without answering when that happened, I would have to mark it not ready.
•–• 06:58, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

It was just the same date as the main date of the article (which is yesterday now), but I've made it more explicit in the text. You can find the info back in the last source given below (TJC). De Wikischim (talk) 09:29, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
If the event happened on the same say, the article must say "Today".
•–• 09:46, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

I'd need a bigger pile of time to actually review this, but here are some first impressions.

  • On a quick look-over, it appears that the statement at the start of the lede is not readily supported by the sources, and may even be false: was the suggestion of the extension only made on Wedesday, as the lede says, or was only the suggestion of naming a station after Trump?
  • I'm concerned about this from a neutrality perspective, that it may be concealing the Palestinian perspective on the story. I see no sources listed that would be especially likely to do that justice, although the ABC source at least alludes to it.
  • The lede looks overly long and detailed. Details should be in some later paragraph.

--Pi zero (talk) 14:13, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

User:Pi zero - I've now added a source which reveals that the idea of the extension already dates from November 2016 (at least). It is the only the proposed name for the railway station which is new. De Wikischim (talk) 19:56, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
<nods> --Pi zero (talk) 19:58, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
? De Wikischim (talk) 20:40, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
I figured some such thing might be afoot. --Pi zero (talk) 20:49, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
I still don't quite get it, I think. It is some important context for the news item as such. Or is there an earlier news item here on Wikinews about the plans for the extension when they first became known? Then that article can be linked from this one. Do you mean the project should already be ongoing now? At least one of the sources mentions this, and it is in the article itself too ("initial stages"). What is the issue here exactly? De Wikischim (talk) 21:32, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
@De Wikischim: Nothing deep, and it appears to have already been addressed. At the time I made the remark, the first sentence of the article said that on Wednesday, Yisrael Katz suggested extending the line to the Western Wall. Which I observed was not the focus of the headline and also suspected might not be true. Your comment here confirmed my suspicion, and I nodded; that's all. --Pi zero (talk) 22:07, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
OK thanks for clarifiying. I'll be offline for the rest of today (it's late in the evening in my time zone). De Wikischim (talk) 22:13, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

note on newsworthiness: @De Wikischim:, I was under the impression this event took place on Wednesday, and was still fresh until tomorrow. But The Guardian says, “The Kotel [Western Wall] is the holiest place to the Jewish people, and I have decided to name the train station leading to it after US President Donald Trump, in recognition of his brave and historic decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” Katz said on Tuesday. The one who wrote "Yesterday, he told Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper" did not verify it and that means we lost the article.
•–• 17:03, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

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