Guatemala

32 Guatemalan streets, plazas named ‘Jerusalem’ since embassy move

“The people are with Israel,” said Congressman Dr. Fidel Reyes Lee.

Yellow police tape lies on the road as federal agents work at a crime scene in the town in Mexico

Young Israeli reported missing at Mexico-Guatemala border

Local search and rescue forces were deployed at the scene and extensive searches are being conducted.

11/11/2021
Lev Tahor, Guatemala

Extradition of senior Lev Tahor leaders to US from Guatemala approved

The cult has recently tried to move to Iran on several occasions to avoid its legal problems tied up in its child abuse and other criminal activities, but have been unsuccessful so far.

Lapid, Guatemalan president launch Central American pro-Israel forum

Central American leaders called to unite against antisemitism at the launch of the Central America Forum for Israel on Thursday, featuring Yair Lapid and Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammettei.

Antisemitism: Central American countries hold Israel solidarity event

A Central American event is an opportunity to show support for Israel and to reject antisemitism.

Lev Tahor, Guatemala

US, Guatemalan forces raid extremist haredi Lev Tahor cult compound

The sect has been accused of forcing girls as young as 12 years old into marriages with much older men within the sect.

Eliezer Rumpler, from the Lev Tahor Haredi Jewish sect   arrives to the Jerusalem District Court for

Feds charge extremist Orthodox sect Lev Tahor with exploiting, kidnapping

Five leaders of the Lev Tahor group were charged by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and FBI Monday with crimes related to an alleged forced marriage and kidnapping.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
20/04/2021
Lev Tahor, Guatemala

Leader of extremist haredi Orthodox sect Lev Tahor arrested in Guatemala

Lev Tahor subscribes to an ultra-strict version of kosher laws. Marriages between teenagers and older members are common.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
31/03/2021
Israel Allies Foundation Latin American Zoom conference

Latin American supporters of Israel gather for virtual conference

"When you see 20 legislators from 7 Latin American countries meeting together, and talking about the future of Israel and Latin America relations, it speaks to the power of faith-based diplomacy."

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