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.
JERUSALEM Guatemala will move its embassy to Jerusalem on May 16, two days after the United States moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“Guatemala will move its embassy permanently to Jerusalem,” the president said. “We are sure that many other countries will follow in our footsteps.”
“This is a pretty low-cost way for Morales to make sure the Trump administration is on his side.”
President Jimmy Morales said said that he has instructed his country’s chancellor to move the embassy after a conversation with Benjamin Netanyahu.
— The former mayor of a small town in western Guatemala was sentenced to a year in prison for expelling the Lev Tahor sect of haredi Orthodox Jews. Antonio Adolfo Perez y Perez of San Juan La Laguna was found guilty of coercion in the expulsion, which took place in 2014. Up to 500 members of…
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A 60-year-old Israeli woman died after drowning at a popular tourist area in Guatemala during an activity with a women-only expedition. Hadas Ayash, from the northern town of Tivon, drowned Tuesday in a river tubing accident at Guatemala’s Cahabon River near Semuc Champey, which is a natural bridge and major tourist…
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A court in Guatemala indicted the ex-mayor of a small town in the Central American nation for “participating in the expulsion of a religious community.” Antonio Adolfo Perez y Perez of San Juan La Laguna was charged with abuse of authority and discrimination and sentenced to house arrest, the local newspaper…
Search warrants unsealed in Quebec allege that the haredi Orthodox sect Lev Tahor trafficked in human cargo and committed other abuses.