Just two days after the festive rededication of the U.S. Consulate in the neighborhood of Arnona as the new U.S. Embassy, Guatemala will also transfer its embassy to the capital, and Paraguay is expected to follow suit by the end of the month. Honduras, too, has announced plans to transfer its legation to Jerusalem.
For Guatemala, however, the move to Jerusalem will actually be a return. In fact, there was a period in Israel’s short history when it was one of at least 16 states that had their ambassadors stationed in the city.
Three of them were African nations – Ivory Coast, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Kenya; 11 were from Latin American countries – Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela, in addition to Guatemala – which began opening embassies there as early as the 1950s; as well as the Netherlands and Haiti.
America…Leading from behind.
Oh look, America joins 16 other countries who have had their embassies in Jerusalem.
America is now the 17th country to try this move.
Preceded by at least 3 ■■■■■■■■■■ African countries and 11 Latin American ■■■■■■■■■■ countries including that Socialist Paradise aka Venezuela.
Heck those countries that are moving back to Jerusalem are probably figuring with the American embassy there it will make their embassies safer since any terror attacks in the city will be directed at the US facilities.
Woo Hoo! America is finally getting brave enough to do what Haiti had already done nearly 70 years ago.