March 5, 2018
News Press Release

ZOA Played Major Role in Guatemala Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

ZOA President Morton A Klein released the following statement:

This past week, we just celebrated Purim. In the story of Purim G-d works through the hands of one individual to determine the destiny of Am Yisrael. I am pleased to share with you that one of ZOA’s activist members is one of those individuals.

This man must remain anonymous, but for months he has toiled quietly behind the scenes culminating in Sunday’s surprise announcement by Guatemala. He was the vital key in facilitating every step of their decision process to move the Guatemalan Embassy to Jerusalem — beginning with the United Nations vote supporting America’s decision, to the Christmas eve announcement of Guatemala’s intent to move the Embassy, to the proclamation by Guatemala President Jimmy Morales yesterday that he is joining the United States in moving their Embassy to Jerusalem on May 16,  2018.

This ZOA activist, who I’ve worked with for years, wrote me on Saturday night, the day before the President’s announcement saying, 

“Mort, Your organization’s (ZOA’s) and your unselfish work and immediate response to producing a ZOA Action Alert phone call effort the week of December 26th, contributed to giving Guatemala’s President Morales and his government the strength to take this next giant leap to move the Guatemalan Embassy to Jerusalem on May 16, 2018. Thank you and Thank you ZOA. May G-D bless you.”

This is what ZOA does. We foster leadership and we take action! We cheer our activist member and the ZOA’s extraordinary activists and wish him and all of you a yasher koach!