Israel expresses regret and disappointment at decision of Costa Rican government.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The government of Israel expresses its regret and disappointment at the decision by the government of Costa Rica to move its embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. This act, taken at this  particular time, is liable to be interpreted as giving in to terrorism and awarding its perpetrators. 

Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel and the Jewish people and nothing will change our firm stand on this subject.