Israel is in touch with 10 countries regarding the embassy move
Tzipi Hotovely, the deputy foreign minister stated that the government is “in contact with at least 10 countries” regarding the case of moving their embassies to Jerusalem.
Tzipi Hotovely issued this statement on Monday after Guatemala declared to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem. U.S. made a similar decision earlier this month due to which international rallies among the Muslim world were sparked.
Hotovely did not mention any country’s name but she did say that ‘some’ of them are ‘in Europe.’
The status of Jerusalem is an extremely sensitive issue to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
On December 6th, 2017 the U.S. president Donald Trump declared that United States acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will be relocating their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Currently there are no embassies in Jerusalem.
128 countries of the UN member states voted and declared Trump’s move as “null and void.”