This move, which follows the inauguration of the U.S. Embassy two days ago, should hardly come as a surprise: Guatemala's strong ties with Israel go back to 1948, when it was the second country, similarly behind the U.S., to recognize its statehood.
Israel has been buoyed by the new Jerusalem missions, which have infuriated the Palestinians.
The opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem on Monday triggered deadly clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces in Gaza and the West Bank that left 61 dead and over 2,000 others wounded.
On Monday, in the presence of a US delegation, including US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, a brand new US embassy was inaugurated at Jerusalem's Arnona area.
Anti-Israel protests held against Israel's massacre in Gaza
Protesters gathered in front of the USA embassy and marched towards the Israeli embassy where the demonstration concluded. Netanyahu blamed Hamas for provoking the violence.
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said ambassadors to Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria were being called home for consultations after those countries sent envoys to a celebratory event held by Israel's Foreign Ministry ahead of the U.S Embassy opening.
"We highly value our relations with all European Union member states". Israel considers Jerusalem its undivided capital, but almost all countries have opted to maintain embassies in Tel Aviv because of the holy city's contested status.
Guatemala was set to open its embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning, two days after the United States moved its mission to the capital. The outlet says a couple of other countries are considering a similar move.
Following in US' footsteps, Guatemala opens its embassy in Jerusalem, despite global condemnation.
Morales, a former comedian, repaid his hosts on his Twitter account, declaring today "a historic day in the friendship between Guatemala and Israel".