On December 6, President Trump announced that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move our embassy there from Tel Aviv. An international outcry immediately followed and the next day Saeb Erekat, who had been the Palestinian's chief negotiator for years, declared that the "two-state solution is over." This past Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly passed a non-binding resolution, 128 to 9, that would bar other countries from moving their embassies to Jerusalem. But the U.S. can take solace in the fact that one country decided to move their embassy anyway.
Dear people of Guatemala, today I spoke with the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. We talked about the excellent relations that we have had as nations since Guatemala supported the creation of the state of Israel. One of the most important topics was the return of the embassy of Guatemala to Jerusalem. I am informing you that I have instructed the Chancellor to initiate the respective coordination to make it happen. God bless you.
We have the same problem as the U.S. the president doesn’t speak for the majority. Unfortunately.— M.A.T. (@marcoto77) December 25, 2017
Great strategy to further fuel Mid East conflict. I am curious as to what payments the US made to make this happen— David Wilson (@jdavidwilson) December 25, 2017
I suppose Guatemala needs its welfare check from the US, so has to cow tow to the Israelis and the US— Ismail Patel (@IsmailPatel1977) December 25, 2017
Willing to bet that their is an arms deal that goes with this. South Africa supported Israel during the apartheid years in exchange for sanction busting arms. I am willing to bet that is the same thing here.— PWFarside (@PWFarside) December 25, 2017
for all the geniouses in this tread guatemala was instrumental in 1948 to vote for the recognition of israel as a state and the two state solution in palestine! guatemala and israel have been alies for 70 years! read a little! google ambassador garcia granados !!!— giovanni fratti (@frattigiovanni) December 25, 2017
Reuters makes it look as if the Guatemalan government took this decision based on the financial aid we certainly get from the US, sorry but this is FAR from truth, Guatemala has ALWAYS been and will continue to be beside Israel, sorry to say it but #Fakenews— JonathanL. Rodriguez (@OldFashMan) December 24, 2017
Understandable, Guatemala (crooked politicians) needs the money.— Marie Mira (@MarieMira3) December 24, 2017
Thanks Guatemala! You being with us really takes the sting out of the rest of the world looking at us like we've lost our fucking minds... Wait, that's right, now the world hates you too. Good luck with that.— D Train (@WayfarerMarine1) December 25, 2017