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Guatemala to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May

President of Guatemala Jimmy Morales [left], meets the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen during a joint press conference in Jerusalem in 2016
President of Guatemala Jimmy Morales [L], meets the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Guatemala will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in May, two days after the US embassy makes the same move, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on Sunday at a conference in Washington.

“I would like to thank President Trump for leading the way. His courageous decision has encouraged us to do what is right,” Morales said in a speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference, according to a translation of his remarks on AIPAC’s website.

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