Guatemala, in nod to Trump, will move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

President Jimmy Morales wants to move Guatemala's embassy in Israel from its current location in Herzlia near Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
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06 March, 2018

The transfer will take place just two days after the USA makes the same controversial move to coincide with the anniversary of Israel's creation.

Guatemala "maintains the highest level of political dialogue with Israel, and has a very strong relationship", Morales said.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced Sunday at AIPAC's annual policy conference in Washington that the Guatemalan embassy in Israel will move to Jerusalem in May.

During her visit Haley congratulated Morales for his work against corruption and respect for human rights, even though previous year Guatemala had massive protests demanding their president resign over corruption allegations.

He added the decision "strongly evidences Guatemala's continued support and solidarity with the people of Israel". Today it's an American Consulate, and after May 14th, the day after Jerusalem Day, it will become the embassy of the United States, and this is in Jerusalem. "His courageous decision has encouraged us to do what is right", Morales explained. Trump's move reversed decades of United States policy, upsetting the Arab world and Western allies.

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But analysts are more upbeat about the outlook for the region despite prospects of rising US inflation and rates. The Fed's projection on rate hikes came with the release Friday of its semi-annual monetary report to Congress.

In 2016, Trump's presence and speech at AIPAC, where he called himself the "true friend of Israel", won support from the pro-Israeli voting population and lobbies in the U.S.

Netanyahu began the meeting by saying: "Thank you for everything you're doing, for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital". But 128 countries supported that non-binding resolution.

Speaking to The Times of Israel after his address, Morales said he has discussed embassy moves with other nations in Europe and Latin America but would not identify them.

Morales, an Evangelical Christian, was the first global leader to follow Trump's December 6 declaration with one of his own on December 24, 2017 in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The 2015 election of Morales, an evangelical Christian and former TV comedian, to the Guatemalan presidency further bolstered ties between the two countries.


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