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Guatemalan Embassy Re-opens in Jerusalem: 'This Is the Land of Jesus'

Guatemalan Embassy Re-opens in Jerusalem: 'This Is the Land of Jesus'

JERUSALEM, Israel — The Central American nation of Guatemala became the first country after the United States to move its embassy to Jerusalem on Wednesday, just two days after the new U.S. embassy was opened.

Guatemala is also the first Latin American country to move its embassy to Jerusalem, ahead of Paraguay, which will move its embassy later this month.

President Jimmy Morales traveled to Israel for the occasion.

This is the land of Jesus,” he told reporters outside the embassy, praising the “wonderful” decision by President Jimmy Morales to move the Guatemalan embassy back to Jerusalem.

President Morales, who traveled to Jerusalem for the occasion, noted that Guatemala and Israel had a shared history going many years.

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