The ruling Liberal Party passed a resolution approving the move, but the foreign minister says Jerusalem is a “final status issue.”
Guatemala’s foreign minister confirmed that they flew to Israel in Adelson’s plane, but denied that he has any business in the country.
Paraguay is also scheduled to open a Jerusalem embassy, on May 21.
Hostility toward the U.S. was already rising in Iran following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal last week.
“As I am watching the world’s most powerful person recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal capital — how could I not be choked up by that?”
A primary fear for Israeli security is that hundreds of Palestinians, including Hamas terrorists, will break through the Gaza security fence.
“The administration is saying, ‘We understand you, and we’re giving you what you’ve always wanted.’”
Lobbying from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania blocked the entire European Union from publishing a statement condemning the move.
The delegation also includes Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt.
The area will be called “United States Square – in honor of President Donald Trump,” Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced on Tuesday.