Guatemala to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Dec 25, 2017, 07:27
Guatemala to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

He said the USA was trying to offer extremist Zionists the biggest service by relocating its embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds. "Wonderful news and true friendship!"

Guatemala and Israel have long had close ties, especially in security matters and Israeli arms sales to Guatemala.

Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN after Trump's declaration that "many countries are ready to move their embassy to Jerusalem", including Romania. "We discussed the excellent relations that we have had as nations since Guatemala supported the creation of the state of Israel", Morales wrote on his official Facebook account. "One of the most important topics [of the conversation] was the return of the embassy of Guatemala to Jerusalem. I am therefore informing you that I have instructed the chancellor to initiate the process to do so".

According to United Nations documentation, as of December 18, 139 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished by Israel in East Jerusalem since the beginning of the year, displacing at least 228 Palestinians.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced his decision, but he fell short of setting a timetable for the same.

Guatemala is home to about 1,000 Jews in a population of 15 million.

At a rare emergency special session, the draft resolution was adopted 128-9 with 35 abstentions. Thirty-five nations abstained from the vote.

"The UN General Assembly's overwhelming vote on the situation of holy al-Quds shows the United States' carrot and stick policy toward world countries is a nonstarter, and that the United States' hegemonic power is diminishing", he noted.

While deriding the "preposterous" vote, Netanyahu expressed appreciation of the "fact that a growing number of countries refuse to participate in this theater of the absurd". For their part, the Palestinians say East Jerusalem must be the capital of a future independent Palestinian state.

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