Before Guatemala, thousands of the inexpensive and specially designed wheelchairs have been provided in the past few years to the children of 17 developing countries, with funding from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ MASHAV Agency for Int’l Development Cooperation.
– WATCH video clip.
“The smile of the children who received the chairs will reflect the friendship and brotherhood between our peoples,” said President of Guatemala Jimmy Morales as 270 colorful child-friendly wheelchairs were distributed to disabled children in a ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Guatemala.
270 disabled children in Guatemala received Wheelchairs of Hope from Israel at no charge.
Israel’s Ambassador to Guatemala Matty Cohen, along with Mayor Jorge Antonio Orellana Pinto, took part in the first such renaming ceremony on the main street of the southern city of Guastatoya. • Evangelical Church suggests expanding initiative throughout Guatemala.
By Ariel Kahana
Israel and Guatemala’s close ties are on full display in the Latin American country, where as part of a new project, cities across the country are renaming streets and traffic circles “Jerusalem the Capital of Israel.”
The project is the initiative of Israel’s Ambassador to Guatemala Matty Cohen. On Friday, Cohen, along with Mayor Jorge Antonio Orellana Pinto, took part in the first such renaming ceremony on the main street of the southern city of Guastatoya. Continue Reading »
Israeli PM tells Gautemalan president following volcanic eruption, search & rescue, first aid, recovery provision, anything you need, we’re sending it.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed to assist Guatemala in rescue and recovery efforts, following a devastating earthquake that killed dozens of people earlier this week.
Israel’s ZAKA Search & Rescue volunteeres arrive in Gautemala and begin coordinating with local officials. – Photo courtesy: ZAKA Search & Rescue NGO/Facebook
On Sunday, the Volcan del Fuego volcano southwest of Guatemala City erupted, killing more than 60 people and burying nearby towns in ash.
The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction in Guatemala said that fiery clouds of smoke were billowing from the volcano and that soot blanketed cars and houses in the nearby villages of San Pedro Yepocapa and Sangre de Cristo. Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
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 »
On Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales’ visit to the United States, he was personally thanked by President Donald Trump, and again at the State Department by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, for the decision to also relocate their embassy to Jerusalem.
By JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, on a visit to the United States, received thanks from several quarters for his support of the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
President Donald Trump thanked Morales on Thursday during a meeting at a hotel in Washington before the annual National Prayer Breakfast, the Associated Press reported. Continue Reading »
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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