“Just as Guatemala was the second country in 1948, after the United States, to recognize Israel, it is now the second country, after the US, to move its embassy to Jerusalem”

Guatemalan president arrives to reopen embassy in Jerusalem
by Herb Keinon
May 16, 2018

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales arrived in Israel on Tuesday to take part in the official reopening of the Central American country’s embassy in Jerusalem’s Malha Technology Park on Wednesday. Guatemala had an embassy in Jerusalem until 1980…Mattanya Cohen, Israel’s ambassador to Guatemala and Honduras, said in a Kan Bet interview that Guatemala has a tradition of friendship for Israel that goes back to efforts by Jorge Garcia Granados, the country’s ambassador to the UN at the time, to push for acceptance of the Partition Plan in 1947. READ MORE

JNS Embassies to Jerusalem, the dawn of a new era The significance of this move can hardly be overstated. It is a significant shift in the discourse of the Middle East. For the past 70 years, the Arabs were accustomed to the fact that there is no price to pay for their violating international law and employing military aggression against Israel. 

TIMES OF ISRAEL Chuck Schumer ‘applauds’ Trump for opening Jerusalem embassy Though not a single Democratic member of Congress attended the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, and most objected to the move as harming the prospects for a two-state solution, the Democratic Senate leader praised the US president for following through on his campaign promise.

JERUSALEM POST Christian supporters made the embassy move to Jerusalem possible But this historic turning point in Israeli history could also not have taken place without the critical involvement of another group – evangelical Christians in America.

NATIONAL REVIEW The Blood Isn’t on Trump’s Hands The talking heads on CNN and MSNBC were out in force this week, furiously blaming the president not only for the dozens killed in violence at the border between Israel and Gaza but also for killing the peace process. His decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital in Jerusalem was slammed not merely as an obstacle to peace but for setting in motion a series of events that led to Palestinians’ getting killed

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