Paying Lip Service to Jerusalem
Jerusalem, complete and united, is the capital of Israel.
Costa Rica opens its embassy in Tel Aviv after closing Jerusalem mission
Costa Rica opened its embassy in Tel Aviv Friday, relocating its diplomatic mission after 24 years in Jerusalem, the foreign minister said in a statement...
Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, but most nations don't formally recognize that claim. Since 1982, Costa Rica and El Salvador have been the only two countries with embassies there. In August, both countries announced their decisions to relocate to Tel Aviv.
"It's time to rectify a historical error that damages us on the international level and deprives us of any friendship with the Arab world," Arias said at the time.
Israel criticized the decision, saying it could be interpreted as a surrender to terrorism.