DW – March 5, 2018
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).
“In May of this year, we will celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, and under my instructions, two days after the US moves its embassy, Guatemala will return and permanently move its embassy to Jerusalem,” said Morales.
“I would like to thank President Trump for leading the way. His courageous decision has encouraged us to do what is right.”
Guatemala was one of the few countries to endorse US President Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that prompted outrage across the international community.