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Guatemala to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem - president

06 March 2018, 01:49 | Katrina Lee

Guatemala to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem - president

US President Donald Trump meets with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington US on Monday. REUTERS

The transfer will take place just two days after the US makes the same controversial move to coincide with the anniversary of Israel's creation. "And we will continue to join with President Morales in fighting for the human rights and the abilities of the Venezuelan people to take back over their government".

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is an Evangelical Christian and strong supporter of Israel and is expected to move his country's embassy after the US moves theirs.

The Palestinian leadership and most of the worldwide community consider East Jerusalem as occupied territory and the future capital of a sovereign Palestinian state.

Morales, a former television comedian with an important base of conservative Christian support in the Central American country, became embroiled earlier this year in a dispute with the United Nations when a UN-backed anti-corruption body in Guatemala tried to impeach him.

Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state. No other foreign embassies to Israel are now in the city, which hosts holy sites for Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Sunday announced he would return his country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May during an annual policy conference held by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Modi's party notches win in key state
I hope BJP will join our government. 'My honest thanks to each and every Congress worker who toiled for the party, ' Rahul said. After assuming office, the BJP Government will have its task cut out in Tripura with a host of promises it made to electorate.

The Israeli government considers the entire city to be its undivided capital, although the global consensus is that the city's status should be decided through negotiations and not unilateral moves. "His courageous decision has encouraged us to do what is right", Morales added.

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. But 128 countries supported that non-binding resolution.

Morales said America's leader had been the trail-blazer for his nation as well.

Guatemala is the first nation to announce its plan to move its embassy to Jerusalem since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Speaking after meeting in Guatemala City with President Jimmy Morales, Ambassador Nikki Haley expressed gratitude for Morales' "words and statements" about Venezuela.

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