Guatemalan president-elect is a ‘friend of Israel,’ says Netanyahu

Israel is happy with the election of another friendly president in Guatemala after the country’s runoff elections on Sunday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Alejandro Giammattei on Tuesday after he defeated former first lady Sandra Torres in a runoff.

“I congratulate Alejandro Giammattei on his election as president of Guatemala. He is a friend of Israel and I am convinced that together we will strengthen the excellent cooperation between the countries” —Netanyahu said in a statement.

The outgoing President Jimmy Morales moved his country’s embassy to Jerusalem, following the United States’ unprecedented move last year.

During Morales’ tenure “relations between Israel and Guatemala reached new heights, thanks also to his correct and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the Guatemalan Embassy there,” —Netanyahu.

Guatemala’s small embassy was officially opened in Jerusalem’s Malcha Technology Park in May 2018.

Giammattei appears to be following in Morales’ footsteps and said he would not move the embassy back to Tel Aviv.

“He who is Israel’s enemy is Guatemala’s enemy,” — Giammattei, in a statement last month.

He added that he would maintain relations with Israel as a top foreign policy priority and take action against the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, which operates extensively in Latin America.

1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
Ebook 2.jpg

Get Ron's Book, "The Coming End-Time Awakening" FREE

When you Subscribe to Ron's emails from Israel.


FHL copy 3.jpg

I've never read a book on leadership quite like this. Ron Cantor's approach is totally unique. This is not a book of pithy motivational poster quotes. Ron is honest and vulnerable.

- Daniel Kolenda
President, Christ for all Nations


Short Bio

PROFILE v3.png

Shalom from Israel! I am Ron Cantor and this my blog. I am the GODTV Israel Regional Director host of the daily TV program, "Out of Zion". I also serve on the leadership team of a Hebrew-speaking, Spirit-filled congregation in Tel Aviv. We love Yeshua and we love Israel. Hope to see you here soon!

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

My Latest Video

Shelanu TV

Image by Josh Appel
eMailer-MAY20-ShelanuTV 2.png

"We reached 260,000 Israelis in just two weeks. With your help we can do this every week!"