Guatemala Follows US Lead, Plants Embassy in Jerusalem

It turns out Guatemala has a long history of supporting Israel, a trend President Jimmy Morales wants to keep alive

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Just two days after the US Embassy officially opened in Jerusalem, Guatemala followed suit and opened the doors to its new mission in the Holy City.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, a dedicated Christian, was on hand to personally inaugurate his nation's new embassy at the Malha Technology Park.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also addressed the event, showering affection and praise on Morales for having the courage to take a stand that's so unpopular with the international community.

Guatemala was also the second nation after the United States to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital back in December 2017.

In fact, Guatemala has a long history of supporting Israel:

PHOTO: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Guatemala President Jimmy Morales at the Prime ministers office in Jerusalem (Ohad Zwigenberg/POOL YEDIOTH AHRONOTH)

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