Following Trump, Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

Following Trump, Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala said Monday it is starting the process of moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, after President Jimmy Morales announced he would follow US President Donald Trump’s controversial lead on the holy city.
US President Donald Trump had warned ahead of the General Assembly vote that "we’re watching" and threatened reprisals against countries that back the measure. AFP Photo

Defying Trump threat, UN rejects US decision on Jerusalem

Defying President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off funding, the United Nations approved by a resounding vote on Thursday a motion rejecting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The status of Jerusalem (photo) is one of the most contentious issues of the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict. — AFP Photo

Trump delays Jerusalem verdict as pressure mounts

Facing dark warnings of a historic misstep and widespread unrest, US President Donald Trump on Monday delayed a decision on whether to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the US embassy there.