President Jimmy Morales said said that he has instructed his country’s chancellor to move the embassy after a conversation with Benjamin Netanyahu.
“We believe that support for President Trump’s announcement is both politically shortsighted and morally unsound,” the letter reads.
“A declaration from the United States government that appears to endorse sole Jewish proprietorship over Jerusalem adds insult to ongoing injury.”
Tillerson said the process would take time, as the department still needed to acquire a site, make construction plans and complete authorizations.
Hadid called Jews her “sisters and brothers”
Trump’s announcement to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital may become “a slow-moving disaster” if proper actions aren’t taken.
“There is no more fitting or beautiful gift, as we approach 70 years of the State of Israel’s independence,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said.
“Peace is never beyond the grasp of those willing to reach it,” the president said.
Jews generally welcomed the development, while Arabs expressed anger. But nobody thought the U.S. president would fundamentally change the situation.
It’s a big move symbolically, but the embassy itself isn’t going anywhere — for now.