Trump Effect: Another Country Announces It Will Move Embassy to Jerusalem [Details]

Following President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, others are looking to follow suit.

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From NBC News:

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala’s president announced on Christmas Eve that the country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of U.S. President Donald Trump in ordering the change.

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.

Trump set no timetable for moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and so did Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales.

In a post on his official Facebook account Sunday, Morales said that after talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he decided to instruct Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry to move the embassy.

No other country has its embassy in Jerusalem, although the Czech Republic has said it is considering such a move.

Trump has threatened to cut off aid to countries that voted against the US moving her embassy, per Reuters:

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor of a draft United Nations resolution calling for the United States to withdraw its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

The 193-member U.N. General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday – at the request of Arab and Muslim countries – to vote on a draft resolution, which the United States vetoed on Monday in the 15-member U.N. Security Council.

World leaders recognize that 45 is strong.

Barack Obama made America look weak for years.


H/T: Gateway Pundit

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