Category: embassy

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Guatemala’s president announces embassy transfer to Jerusalem in Could also honest

Guatemala’s president has announced that he will move his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, two days after the United States will do so. Speaking on Monday at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee ((AIPAC) conference in Washington DC, Jimmy Morales said that the embassy move “strongly evidences Guatemala’s continued support…

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US to open Jerusalem embassy ‘in Would possibly maybe fair 2018’

Trump administration officials say the new US embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence. Speaking on condition of anonymity, Trump administration officials told the Associated Press news agency that Congress would be notified of the move on Friday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is reportedly…

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Mike Pence: US embassy to originate in Jerusalem in 2019

The American embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of next year, US Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli parliamentarians to enthusiastic applause. Greeted by a standing ovation on Monday inside the Knesset, Pence’s speech was in its introductory phase when a scuffle broke out as Palestinian lawmakers from the Joint…

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Israel ‘animated with 10 countries’ over embassy strikes

Israel’s deputy foreign minister has said her government is “in contact with at least 10 countries” over the potential relocation of their embassies to Jerusalem. Tzipi Hotovely’s comments on Monday came a day after Guatemala announced plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem, following a similar decision by the US earlier this month which sparked widespread international condemnation…

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Following Trump, Guatemala to transfer embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala has announced plans to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, following in Washington’s footsteps. President Jimmy Morales confirmed the move from Tel Aviv on Sunday, days after Guatemala voted with the US against a non-binding United Nations General Assembly resolution on the matter. “Today I spoke with the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. We are talking…

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ANC resolves to downgrade embassy in Israel

The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party, has resolved to “immediately and unconditionally” downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel to a liaison office. The ANC’s decision on Wednesday evening, announced during its 54th National Conference, came on the eve of a UN General Assembly emergency session where member states resoundingly approved a draft…

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Palestinians conflict with police at US embassy in Lebanon

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas at protesters near the US Embassy in Lebanon during a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Protesters threw stones towards the security forces who had barricaded the main road leading to the US Embassy in the Awkar area north of Beirut…

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World reacts to US Israel embassy relocation thought

US President Donald Trump is expected to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, and announce his plans to move the US embassy to the city.  The US president on Tuesday called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and other Arab leaders to inform them of his intentions. He was warned by many in the Middle…

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Trump to call Jerusalem Israel’s capital, switch embassy

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and direct the state department to begin the lengthy process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the city, according to senior Trump administration officials.  The announcement, which is expected at 18:00 GMT on Wednesday, comes amid global condemnation of the move.  …

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Trump tells Abbas he will pass US embassy to Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump has told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that he intends to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials. Wafa, the official news agency of the Palestinian Authority (PA), reported on Tuesday that Trump called Abbas to inform him about his “intention”. “President Abbas warned of the dangerous…