On December 24, 2017, Guatemala became the first country at the United Nations to join the United States by announcing that they too would move their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “I would like to thank President Trump for leading the way,” Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales told an audience at AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. “His courageous decision has encouraged us to do what is right.” Guatemala has “done right” by Israel for a long time, having played a pivotal role in the Jewish state’s creation as well as sharing an enduring philosophical commitment with Israel to the principles of personal liberty and economic development...

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