Guatemala Says It Will Relocate its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

On Christmas Eve, Guatemala’s President, Jimmy Morales, announced that the Central American country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Guatemala is the first nation to follow the lead of President Donald Trump in ordering the change.

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Guatemala was one of the nine nations that voted with the US and Israel last Thursday when the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution denouncing Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

No other country has their embassy for Israel in Jerusalem, although the Czech Republic has said it is considering such a move.