“Israel views with great severity the unusual decision of Paraguay, which will cloud bilateral relations,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Trump: “And you know what, in the negotiation Israel will have to pay a higher price because they won a very big thing, but I took it off the table.”
While Senators Sanders and Feinstein have heavily criticized Israel, Representative Ted Deutch takes a different path.
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.’”