To the chagrin of the European Union, whose position on Jerusalem’s status is to be the capital of a probable, future Palestinian state, the Czech Republic’s PM Andrej Babis and President Milos Zeman, along with prominent ministers of gov’t, signed a statement for “the plan to move the Czech embassy to Jerusalem.”
The Czech Republic’s prime minister and two senior ministers on Wednesday threw their support behind President Milos Zeman’s ambition of relocating the country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
In April, just weeks before the United States relocated its mission to Jerusalem, Zeman announced a three-stage plan to rejig the central European state’s stance on the holy city, which ended in moving its embassy there.
Following a Bulgarian cabinet meeting last week, their government decided it would open honorary consulate in Jerusalem, giving “General Honorary Consul” jurisdiction over entire state, not just southern Israel.
Bulgaria will, “as a first step,” open an honorary consulate in Jerusalem that will not only deal with Bulgarian interests in the capital, but throughout the country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.
Netanyahu made this announcement at Sunday’s cabinet meeting, saying he discussed the matter on Saturday night during a phone call with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, who was in the country earlier this month. Continue Reading »
Paraguay’s outgoing President Horacio Cartes fulfills promise to move his country’s embassy to Jerusalem before leaving office, with it’s official opening on Tuesday, following decisions of the U.S. and Guatemala. – President-elect Mario Abdo Benitez said he wasn’t consulted on the subject.
In a festive ceremony President Jimmy Morales says as Guatemala becomes 2nd country after the US to open an embassy in Israel’s capital, “We are brothers, Israel holds a special place in our hearts.” • PM Benjamin Netanyahu: We remember our friends and Guatemala is our friend.
By Shlomo Cesana, Mati Tuchfeld, Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
Guatemala has opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, the second country to open an embassy in the Israeli capital after the United States.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales dedicated the embassy Wednesday, two days after a high-powered American delegation marked the transfer of the U.S. Continue Reading »
Watch Prime Minister Netanyahu acknowledging the historic moment saying, “What a glorious day. Remember this moment!” and thanking the United States President for delivering on his promise after others failed to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. -Watch President Trump’s speech.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
MAY 14, 2018
Sixty-nine years after Israel declared Jerusalem as its capital, and 23 years after the US Congress passed a law mandating that Washington move its embassy there, the US formally opened its embassy in the city on Monday afternoon, in a move Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called “courageous” and “momentous.”
Ahead of the US Embassy opening in Jerusalem in 3 hours, some 10,000 Palestinians have already gathered near Gaza’s border with Israel as Nakba Day begins with burning tires planting roadside bombs and clashes with IDF soldiers. – IDF sources say Hamas will try to carry out terror attacks amidst the chaos after their infiltration into Israel along with possible attempts to kidnap soldiers.
By Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy
Some 10,000 Palestinians gathered by the Gaza border fence Monday morning and clashed with IDF forces deployed in the area ahead of the US Embassy opening ceremony in Jerusalem and the Nakba Day events. Continue Reading »
Three eastern European countries take a principled stand with Israel by blocking a formal EU statement admonishing the U.S. over their upcoming Embassy move to Jerusalem on Monday.
The Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania have recently blocked a (EU) statement slamming the United States over its plan to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a spokesman said Saturday.
Once again the EU takes a stand against Israel’s sovereignty. – Wikimedia Commons
“The Czech Republic has protested against the planned statement,” Jiri Ovcacek, spokesman for Czech President Milos Zeman, told AFP.
“We appreciate that Hungary and Romania have taken the same principled stance,” he said, adding Zeman had agreed on the refusal with Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Foreign Minister Martin Stropnicky. Continue Reading »
To protest Trump’s relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, a PLO official announced plans to prosecute Israelis at The Hague, to encourage attacks on Israeli civilians, and the opening of a PA municipality for the Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem to undermine Jewish sovereignty.
By David Rosenberg
Palestinian Authority leaders warned Tuesday they will organize mass protests and hold a “Day of Rage” next Monday in protest of the planned relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem’s Arnona neighborhood.
According to a report by the PA-mouthpiece WAFA, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee member Ahmad Majdalani listed a number of steps the PA is planning in protest of the Trump administration’s decision to move the US embassy to Israel’s capital city. Continue Reading »
American and Israeli firms will continue building the Jerusalem embassy and its compound over the next 6 years, with the planned inaugurated next week being mostly symbolic, since at first, only the U.S. Ambassador will be moving to the new capital building.
By Ofer Petersburg
While the new American Embassy in Jerusalem is expected to be inaugurated next week, the road to the diplomatic mission actually beginning operations is still a ways off.The current move, then, is mostly symbolic, including a changing of a sign and the move of the ambassador and his secretary, and possibly a visit from US President Donald Trump, who decided on the move to begin with. Continue Reading »
Although the new Guatemalan membassy will officially open on May 16, two days after the US inaugurates the relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem, residents of the Israeli capital were pleased to see the Guatemalan flag flying over the city.
Guatemala raised its flag at the site of its new embassy in Jerusalem on Tuesday, ahead of its official opening next week following the inauguration of the United States’ own new mission in the city.
Israel’s foreign ministry welcomes raising of Guatemalan flag at site of new embassy ahead of its May 16 opening Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Twitter
The official opening of Guatemala’s new embassy at the the Malcha Technology Park in Jerusalem will take place on May 16, two days after the US cuts the ribbon on its own new embassy on May 14. Continue Reading »
Incoming and outgoing Paraguayan Presidents both advocate relocation of country’s embassy to Jerusalem. • Paraguay becomes 3rd following the US & Guatemala to cement decisions, with the Czech Republic, Romania and Honduras awaiting approval from their respective parliaments.
By Erez Linn, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
Outgoing Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes announced over the weekend that he plans to relocate his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the U.S.
On Dec. 6, U.S. President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, upending decades of U.S. policy, and pledged to move the American embassy there. Continue Reading »
Palestinian leaders furious over Romania’s 70th Independence ‘birthday present’ to Israel, by scrambling to dissuade the EU member from becoming the third country to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following U.S. President Trump’s announcement, then Guatemala’s decision.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Romanian government on Thursday approved a plan to transfer the state’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The approval came as Israelis celebrated the Jewish State’s 70th anniversary.
According to reports in local media, the decision includes timetables for implementing the plan. However, the timetables have not been published.
Ancient & Modern meet to make Jerusalem undivided.
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 »
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