Other countries following trump in moving the Israel Embassy in Jerusalem

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands at the opening of the Central-American country’s Embassy in Jerusalem.


President Trump’s historic – and controversial – shift decision, America’s Israel Embassy to Jerusalem is attracting more followers on the world stage, as some of the other Nations have their own open outposts in the Holy city, or are considering to do so.

Slovakia last week, the latest Eastern European country has been flirting with the idea of the movement of his message, when the legislature announced that the country would open a cultural center in Jerusalem.

The prudent step is speaking, flickering of the international support for Trump, the decision, despite the United Nations ‘ overwhelming condemnation of the related movement Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales was among the first, almost the decision is in favour of. Just two days after the U.S. opened its doors to the Embassy in Jerusalem, he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook the hands, as the Central American country opened its own Embassy in an office complex in West Jerusalem.

Trump to recognize the decision last December, Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – and you approve the Embassy’s move from Tel Aviv – conversely, a decades-old US policy and stoked anger among many in the Arab world and the Americas, and the Western allies. Netanyahu praised the United States and, later, Guatemala praised the decision, saying that the two countries “sharing, friendship, courage and loyalty.”

“It is no coincidence that Guatemala opened its Embassy in Jerusalem in the midst of the first,” Netanyahu said in reference to Israel’s founding in 1948, according to the Washington Post. “You were always among the first. They were the second country to recognize Israel.”

Less than a week after Guatemala Embassy open, Netanyahu was time to shake hands again, with a Latin-American leader. This time, it was Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes at the inauguration ceremony for the South American nation’s Embassy in Jerusalem.

The opening of the Guatemalan and Paraguayan embassies came on the heels of a decision in April by the legislature in Honduras to move its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, even though the measure is non-binding and there is currently no official move of Tel Aviv took place.

Experts say that part of the reason why these Latin American States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move their embassies there to do, in part, with the rise of Evangelical Christianity in the region. But the message moves are also seen as political posturing for the favor of the U. S, in the hope that the preservation of foreign aid and easing some of the pressure on them in relation to the current migration crisis.

“This is a cost-effective way to ingratiate itself with the U.S.,” said Eric Olson, Deputy Director of the Latin American program at the Wilson Center. “You use it as a way to make the case for more help to deal with the migration. Play good defense with the United States”.

The status of Jerusalem, the touchiest Problem is, when it comes to a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, forging, control of East Jerusalem, the capture of Six days was taken by the Israelis in the 1967 war. Israel, by contrast, considers the whole of Jerusalem as the capital of the country.

The opening of the U.S. Embassy met with violent clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops in which dozens of Palestinians killed or wounded.

In addition to the fuelling of a long-running conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, the status of Jerusalem divided world powers. The United States ” met was face under the Trump with widespread condemnation from many countries, including the European Union, which believes that the final status of Jerusalem be decided in negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians should be in peace.

Flags of the European Union.


In spite of the grumbling of leaders in Brussels on Trump’s message to move, not all the European Nations fell in line with the Directive, after the United States pulled its Embassy. Although the EU officially boycott the ceremony in celebration of the new U.S. Embassy, four Nations-Austria, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic – accepted by Israel, the invitation to participate and, in the previous months, a number of European countries progress in moving their embassies to Jerusalem.

At the end of may, the Czech Republic is back to its Consulate in Jerusalem, after President Milos Zeman expressed his desire to move the Czech Embassy to the city of Tel Aviv. Zeman is known for his pro-Israel stance, but the Czech foreign Ministry told Israeli media that the decision for the re-opening of the Consulate had “no impact on the final agreement on Jerusalem,” adding that Prague “fully respects the common position of the European Union is of the view that Jerusalem as the future capital of both States, that is, the state of Israel and the future state of Palestine.”

After a telephone conversation with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in June, Netanyahu announced that Bulgaria was in the Czech Republic on the tracks by the opening of the own Consulate in Jerusalem, during his Embassy in Tel Aviv.

And in Romania, a huge political gap has opened, on a proposal of the message, terminate with President Klaus Iohannis calling on the Prime Minister, Viorica Dancila, after you are approved to move to a secret deal, the Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. In Romania, any decision about the Embassy’s relocation is the responsibility of the President, said he was not interviewed, or the state visit Dancila paid to Israel in the spring.

“A secret document, a secret foreign policy memorandum was discussed last week in the government. That was a big mistake,” Iohannis said, according to the CBC. “Because foreign policy is important, if we are talking about secret documents, which are obviously sensitive, and not otherwise, you should the secrets, the President should not have been consulted, what happened.”

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