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Ahead of Embassy opening on May 16, Guatemalan flag hoisted in Jerusalem

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.

By i24NEWS


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 »

PLO ‘Throwing a Fit’ Demanding Apology Over Eurovision Flag Policy


PLO representatives have denounced the ‘shameful, totally biased & unacceptable decision’ from the Eurovision song contest organizers after a document was leaked banning the flags of all non-UN member state, including the Palestinian Authority flag.



The Palestinians demanded an apology on Saturday from the organizers of Eurovision, who are already under fierce criticism after a document leaked forbidding certain flags, such as the Basque and Palestinian ones.

In a letter addressed to Jean-Paul Philippot, the president of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and obtained by AFP, Saeb Erekat, the number two of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), denounced a “shameful, totally biased and unacceptable decision” and demanded “its immediate cancellation.” Continue Reading »

Israeli flag used as welcome mat to a Jordanian city hall entrance


Signs inviting people to enter Ma’an city hall, are requested to step on Israel’s flag.


By Roi Kais

Citizens arriving at the Ma’an city hall in Jordan are greeted with an Israeli flag spread on the floor and the demand to step on it.

The mayor of Ma'an at the entrance to the city hall.

The mayor of Ma’an and another little man at the entrance to city hall.

The flag was placed right at the entrance in condemnation of “Israel’s acts of massacre in Gaza,” thus “forcing” anyone entering the building to step on it.

“We saw fit as a local council to put the flag of the Zionists at the entrance to the building, so every person in Ma’an will step on it,” the mayor said. Continue Reading »