Guatemala's leader made the embassy announcement on Christmas Eve, three days after two-thirds of UN member states – Costa Rica among them – denounced Trump's decision to have the United States recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned Costa Rica in a response to a reporter's question during a joint press conference that Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump held at the White House.
Recently, the two surviving founders of Pink Floyd sent the rock band equivalent of a diplomatic cable — an open letter published in Salon — to the Rolling Stones. They asked Mick Jagger and his crew to cancel their first-ever concert in Israel to demonstrate solidarity with the Palestinian people and their struggle against occupation. But Pink Floyd hit a wall.