According to the news service channel «13 Screens», it is expected that in the coming hours of the transfer of the Embassy from Herzliya to Jerusalem by the President of Guatemala. This is expected to happen at the meeting with Netanyahu.
Shortly thereafter, the press-service of the government reported that Benjamin Netanyahu in the United States, met with Jimmy Morales. «Thank you for all that you do, for the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We hope that in the near future you will transfer his country’s Embassy to Jerusalem,» — the press service quoted Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. While Morales said he believes the decision to move the Embassy proper.
Note that the Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales takes part at the conference of the American-Israeli Committee on public relations (AIPAC) and included in the list of speakers. Perhaps in his speech he also announced the transfer of the Embassy to Jerusalem.
Earlier on March 4 Agence France-Presse reported that the constitutional court of Guatemala, the highest court of the country rejected the attempt by a local lawyer, Marco Mejia Vinicio to challenge the legal transfer of the Embassy of the country of Herzliya, where it is today, in Jerusalem. In the lawsuit, filed in January of this year, it was alleged that the move is contrary to international law.
The judge ruled that finds this requirement is appropriate, although noted that this issue is not completely resolved.
Last week, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley thanked Jimmy Morales, President of the Central American country, with the support of Washington’s position on the issue of Jerusalem and Minister of foreign Affairs of Guatemala Sandra Yovel reported that representatives of the Palestinian authority requested Guatemala to reconsider their position, which she has called «irreversible.»
Morales called the transfer of the Embassy to Jerusalem «the right step – in the historical and legal aspects», stressing that his country is the most loyal ally of the United States in the fight against terror.
In January, the President of Guatemala was awarded the Prize in the field of human rights organization «Bney Brit» for his unwavering support of Israel.
Recall that the Jewish community of Guatemala totals no more than 1,000 people in this country has about 15 million people.