Israel woos 10 nations over Jerusalem



    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu orders withdrawal from UN Agency
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

    Israel has began wooing 10 nations to maneuver their embassies to Jerusalem following US President Donald Trump’s determination to recognise town as capital of Israel.

    The Foreign Ministry is in contact with “at least 10 countries” from completely different components of the world which are mulling over transferring their embassies to Jerusalem.

    Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely stated: “We are in contact with at least ten countries, some of them in Europe” to debate the potential transfer.

    Her remark got here after Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales introduced the relocation of his nation’s embassy to Jerusalem.

    Earlier, the UN General Assembly adopted a decision rejecting the US determination on the standing of Jerusalem.

    Hotovely additionally recommended that Trump’s determination on the standing of Jerusalem would “trigger a wave” of comparable strikes. “So far we have only seen the beginning,” she stated.

    On Sunday, Morales wrote in a Facebook publish that he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and given directions to the overseas minister to “initiate the process to make it possible.”

    In response, Netanyahu praised the transfer, saying, “God bless you, my friend.”

    On December 21, the UN General Assembly accredited a decision that rejects Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem because the capital of Israel after 128 member states voted in favour of the transfer.

    However, 9 nations voted in opposition to the decision and 35 nations abstained.

    The decision condemns each US recognition of Jerusalem because the capital of Israel in addition to Washington’s determination to maneuver its embassy to town.

    Guatemala was one in every of two Central American nations, alongside neighbouring Honduras, to vote in opposition to the decision.

    Honduras is prone to be subsequent nation to comply with the transfer by Guatemala.

    On December 6, Trump introduced his determination to acknowledge Jerusalem because the capital of Israel and instructed the US State Department to maneuver the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The determination has resulted in worldwide condemnation.

    On December 21, Netanyahu stated that Israel was negotiating with “several countries” the switch of their embassies to Jerusalem, however didn’t identify the nations.

    Source: Sputnik