Having just been sworn in for his second term, and with a history of refusing to fall in line with EU policy, President Milos Zeman instructed officials to explore the logistical aspects involved in pushing the move forward.
By Eldad Beck
Czech President Milos Zeman on Thursday doubled down on his intent to see his country’s embassy in Israel relocate from Tel Aviv Jerusalem, saying he plans to push the move through.
Zeman was sworn in for a second term as president of the Czech Republic on Thursday. While the post is largely ceremonial, the president does have some leverage on strategic matters. Continue Reading »
Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit expressed his dissatisfaction with President Morales’s intention to relocate his country’s embassy to Jerusalem, telling the Guatemalan President to avoid any action that could affect the future, of what was considered, ‘friendly relations.’
By Elad Benari
Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Thursday urged Guatemala to cancel its decision to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the official Palestinian Authority Wafa news agency reported.
A spokesman for Aboul Gheit, Mahmoud Afifi, said the Secretary-General sent an urgent letter to Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales expressing dissatisfaction with Morales’s intention to move the Guatemalan embassy to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
VIDEO: Discussing the next embassy move to Jerusalem, an appreciative PM Netanyahu personally thanks Guatemalan president in Washington, “Thank you for everything you’re doing, for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales in Washington DC Sunday afternoon.
Relations between Israel and Guatemala have been very warm. President Morales announced in December that he was in favor in relocating the Guatemalan embassy in Israel to Jerusalem following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said at the start of the meeting Sunday: “Thank you for everything you’re doing, for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Continue Reading »
The Constitutional Court of Guatemala, the highest court for civil litigation in the country, rejected the incessant pro-Palestinian rhetoric that the transfer of the country’s embassy to Jerusalem would violate international law.
By AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff
Guatemala’s Constitutional Court has rejected a local lawyer’s attempt to prevent the government from moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, as the US plans to do, a court spokesman said
Spokesman Santiago Palomo told AFP that the high court’s five magistrates turned down a request from lawyer Marco Vinicio Mejia, who argued in a petition filed in January that the embassy move was contrary to international law. Continue Reading »
Clashes erupted in Gaza and the West Bank earlier on Friday in a weekly protest against US President Donald Trump’s stance on Jerusalem, which has also angered Arab political and religious leaders across the region and dismayed European allies. Continue Reading »
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to retrofit an existing facility in Jerusalem into an embassy with the goal of moving its staff there from Tel Aviv in 2019, US officials said on Thursday.
U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel – U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel Facebook page
The New York Times and Wall Street Journal quoted US officials on record, who said the State Department plans to reconfigure an existing consular facility that the US has operated out of Arnona in West Jerusalem since 1948. Continue Reading »
American envoy says Abbas knew the US was “not taking a position on any final status issues, including the specific boundaries of the Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem,” and yet he purposely “overreacted” and made “ugly, needlessly provocative and antisemitic,” calls for violence. – Amb. Friedman, ‘US Jews of all streams owe Trump enormous debt of gratitude for Jerusalem move.’
Some of the Palestinian rhetoric in response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem has been “ugly, needlessly provocative and antisemitic,” US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told The Jerusalem Post.
Friedman, a leading force behind Trump’s decision three weeks ago to recognize Jerusalem and move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv, characterized the Palestinian reaction as “largely emotional,” saying they “unfortunately overreacted” because Trump made clear that the US was “not taking a position on any final status issues, including the specific boundaries of the Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.”
Palestinians spin announcement to rally Arab states against the US and Israel
Dispelling Palestinian contentions, Guatemala says neither the US, or any other country, applied pressure or made overtures to influence their decision of “returning” Guatemala’s embassy to Jerusalem, where it was originally located until being shifted to Tel Aviv in 1980. – Guatemala’s foreign minister, ‘We are friends and historical allies with Israel.’
The United States did not pressure Guatemala into announcing it will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Central American state’s foreign minister said Wednesday.
“There wasn’t any pressure. There wasn’t any overture from the United States to make this happen. This was a decision by the government, the state and the foreign policy of Guatemala,” the minister, Sandra Jovel, told a news conference in Guatemala City. Continue Reading »
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said he decided to move his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem after speaking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday.
GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on Sunday he had given instructions to move the Central American country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a few days after his government backed the United States in a row over the city’s status.
In a short post on his official Facebook account, Morales said he decided to move the embassy from Tel Aviv after talking to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday. Continue Reading »
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