Guatemalan President Follows Trump’s Lead, Moves Embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales took a big step in confidence behind President Trump on Sunday when he announced that he would be moving their country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as well.

I said on Facebook, “Dear people of Guatemala, today I spoke with the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. We discussed the excellent relations that we have had as nations since Guatemala supported the creation of the state of Israel.”

He continued, “One of the most important topics 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.”

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We could also see a domino effect of other countries’ leaders deciding to do the same.

Not only is Donald Trump respected and many people look to the United States on important issues, but Israeli Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN that he has spoken to “several countries who are seriously considering saying exactly the same thing as the United States and moving their embassies to Jerusalem.”

He also praised Trump for his bold decision to do what previous presidents promised to do, but never followed through with.

David Harris Jr. reports: 

This week, Guatemala voted abstention in  a UN resolution meant to force the United States to rescind their move on Jerusalem. It may not seem like much but the more countries that step forward to take a stand the more probable that other countries will grow some guts, except for Canada of course.

When the UN voted for the partition of Israel and an Arab state instead of going in alphabetical order, they put the names of all the countries in a hat. The country whose paper was pulled would vote and then it would resume in alphabetical order. The country that voted first was Guatemala, who voted in favor of Israel. Neither the United States or Guatemala set out a timetable to move their embassies.

 

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