Christmas Eve Cheer: Guatemala Announces It Is Moving Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

The president of Guatemala announced on Christmas Eve that his country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. 

“Guatemala was one of nine nations that voted with the United States and Israel on Thursday when the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a non-binding resolution denouncing Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” reports NBC News.

Read Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales’ statement below:

“Dear people of Guatemala, today I spoke with the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. We are talking 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. So I inform you that I have instructed the chancellor to initiate the respective coordination so that it may be. God bless you.”

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The announcement comes after the United Nations defied President Trump on Thursday, voting 128 to 9 against his decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy to the Holy City.

As The Gateway Pundit‘s Jim Hoft reported, a total of 128 countries supported the resolution, which is non-binding
Nine voted against the resolution
35 abstained.
21 countries did not cast a vote.

The nine countries that rejected the resolution:
–Guatamala
–Honduras
–Israel
–Marshall Islands
–Micronesia
–Nairu
–Palau
–Togo
–United States

Only nine countries supported President Trump and the US on Thursday.

President Trump warned countries that voted against the United States at the UN that he may cut off their foreign aid.

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