Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales greets members of the Israel community in Washington, DC, U.S. in this handout photograph released to Reuters by the Guatemala Presidency, March 4, 2018. Guatemala Presidency/Handout via Reuters
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The Guatemalan ambassador was on the streets of occupied Jerusalem Monday to look at properties for when it joins the United States in moving its embassy there, a move Palestinians said was illegal and could kill any chance of peace.Guatemala was one of a handful of countries that backed U.S. President Donald Trump's Dec. 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, something most other countries decline to do as part of the city was seized during a 1967 war and is considered occupied territory.Prior to 1980, Guatemala and a dozen other countries maintained an embassy in Jerusalem.
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