Jonathan Benedek is associate managing editor for Breaking Israel News. He earned a BA with Departmental Honors in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park and was awarded a certificate from the International Studies Scholars Program at the University. While participating in the Israel Government Fellows Program at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, he interned at Israel's Foreign Ministry. In 2014, he completed his MA in Diplomacy and Conflict Management at IDC in Herziliya.
With the Guatemalan flag already hoisted at the location of its new embassy in Jerusalem, there is a palpable mood of excitement among Israeli officials to see other countries doing the same very soon.