A Guetamalan lawyer by the name of Marco Vinicio Mejia is challenging his country’s decision to return their embassy to Jerusalem.
A Guatemalan lawyer is challenging his country’s controversial decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, arguing it violates international law.
Marco Vinicio Mejia lodged the complaint with the Constitutional Court on Monday, saying the December 24 announcement of the embassy move went against the principles, rules and practices of international law with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Such a change of policy should have been put to a referendum, he argued.
He also said President Jimmy Morales flouted government standards by making the announcement on his Facebook page rather than leaving it to the foreign ministry to make the announcement through official channels.
What is not being reported in the mainstream media is how Marco Vinicio Mejia does not just oppose Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but Israel existing at all – as evidenced by an article he wrote a few months ago (auto-translation follows):
On November 2, 2017, the centenary of the Balfour Declaration was fulfilled, which allowed the partition of Palestine, the illegal dispossession of their territories and the creation of the State of Israel.
The Declaration, signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Great Britain, Arthur James Balfour and addressed to Baron Lionel Walter Rothschild, leader of the Jewish community in that country, paved the way for the mass immigration of Jews from all over the world to Palestine .
In 1917, the Jewish inhabitants of Palestine constituted 10 percent of the population. The Jewish population went from 50 thousand to 600 thousand until Israel declared its independence, three decades after the Balfour Charter.
The British Government (later administrator of Palestine), promoted Resolution 181 of November 29, 1947 of the General Assembly of the United Nations, which established the partition of Palestine and the artificial creation of the State of Israel. In 1948 there was the Nabka, in which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were killed or forced to leave their homes to give up territory where the State of Israel was established.
The Guatemalan Ambassador to the United Nations, Jorge García Granados, who was also a member of UNSCOP (United Nations Special Committee on Palestine), issued the first vote in favor of the partition of Palestine. Guatemala was the first country to recognize the State of Israel, after the 1947 vote. In 1956, Guatemala was the first country to open an Embassy in Jerusalem and García Granados was the first ambassador. A century later, the State of Israel extended its borders to almost the whole of Palestine, building thousands of illegal settlements of Jewish settlers and applying repressive actions against the civilian population in the Gaza Strip and in the occupied West Bank.
Even in the most adverse circumstances, stripped of their lands, expelled from their homeland, murdered, imprisoned, deprived of their basic means of existence and disseminated throughout the world, the Palestinians do not cease in their struggle to establish the Palestinian State, sovereign and independent , with the borders they had before 1967, and with their capital in East Jerusalem.
Note how he also mentions how the “Palestinians do not cease in their struggle to establish the Palestinian State” – making no reference to their endless campaign of terrorism and bloodshed.
His Facebook profile also reveals an obsession with the palestinians, especially ‘Shirley Temper’ Ahed Tamimi, and reinforces his view that all of Israel = Palestine.
Here’s hoping his legal challenge falls as flat as all those efforts of his beloved palestinian Arabs to destroy us.
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