The MKs thanked the Guatemalan lawmakers for the moving gesture, with MK Bar saying, "Guatemala is one of the best friends of Israel and the Jewish People."
Netanyahu: “Israel is a superpower in innovation and agriculture, while (Panama’s) administrative abilities are greater than ours. We can accomplish a lot together."
"We had a day of relative calm along the Gazan border... because of the determination of the IDF soldiers. They are not defending us from some civilian demonstrations."
President Jimmy Morales: "For us, the State of Israel has always been an important issue, as well as our good relations with it. We are returning the embassy to Jerusalem."
President Horacio Cartes is slated to travel to the Jewish State for the opening ceremony, most likely to take place on May 21 or May 22.
Well before sunset, the national flag of Guatemala was flying high in the sky above the Malha Technology Park in the Israeli capital, its new location.
“Israel congratulates the National Congress of Honduras for passing with an overwhelming majority a resolution in favor of opening an Embassy in Jerusalem,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said on Twitter.
“I would like to thank President Trump for leading the way,” Morales said. “His courageous decision has encouraged us to do what is right.”
“Thank you for everything you’re doing, for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” Netanyahu told Guatemala's President Morales.
Israel's Consul in Mexico, Idit Davidovich, has been working together with Israel’s Foreign Ministry to make arrangements to return the woman's body to Israel.
The cost of bariatric surgery in Mexico, depending upon the procedure, costs approximately half of what it does in the United States.
As with Guatemala, the embassies will transfer from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem only after the relocation of the U.S. Embassy.
"God bless you, my friend, President Morales. God bless both our countries – Israel and Guatemala. We are waiting for you here in Jerusalem."
President Morales said he made the decision after speaking earlier in the day with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"This obsession with Israel will have a price tag, with the organization and the member states will have to devote dozens of hours, add days of debates, and sit through long discussions."
"True friendship is measured in moments of crisis ... we have a friendship in times of routine but we also have a friendship in time of emergency and it is perhaps the most important."
Tragically, the body of Rabbi Chaim Ashkenazi, z’l, the son-in-law of the Chief Rabbi of Mexico, Rabbi Shlomo Tawil, was pulled from the rubble.
Retired spokesman & head of social Media for the IDF Spokesperson's office Peter Lerner filed the enclosed tweet from Mexico City.
Hundreds have died in the earthquake.
Local television stations broadcast images of people fleeing into the streets, where rubble and collapsing buildings were seen.
"This visit will ... will serve as an additional prop to support Israel‘s standing on the international stage."
President Rivlin spoke of "the need to build bridges and confidence between the Jews and Arabs of this region."
According to Diardio de Chiapas, Helbrans' group of about 40 ultra-Orthodox Jewish families entered Chiapas three weeks ago legally from Guatemala, after having been expelled.
Both Peru and Colombia have had diplomatic relations with Israel for decades.
The relations between the two countries were severed following the 2010 Gaza flotilla.
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