Guatemala has become the first country to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.

After speaking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Guatemala President Jimmy Morales messaged Guatemalans on his Facebook page on Sunday local time, saying “one of the most important topics was the return of Guatemala’s embassy to Jerusalem,” from Tel Aviv where it is currently located.

“For this reason I am informing you that I have given instructions to the foreign ministry that it start the necessary respective co-ordination to make this happen,” Mr Morales wrote.

Guatemala’s leader made the announcement on Christmas Eve, three days after two-thirds of UN member states rejected Mr Trump’s decision to have the United States recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Read the article in The Australian (AFP).

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