PM Netanyahu praises Guatemala over decision to move embassy to Jerusalem

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Israel has praised Guatemala’s president, Jimmy Morales, for following the lead of Donald Trump in announcing plans to move his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The decision by Guatemala, one of only eight countries to vote last week with the US in opposing a UN resolution condemning Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, is in stark contrast to the rest of the world, including all other 14 members of the UN security council, apart from the US, who opposed the move.

After speaking with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Morales wrote to Guatemalans on his Facebook page that “one of the most important topics was the return of Guatemala’s embassy to Jerusalem” from Tel Aviv where it is currently located.

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