Two more nations ready ‘in principle’ to move embassies to Jerusalem

by WorldTribune Staff, March 12, 2018

Paraguay and Honduras have agreed “in principle” to relocate their embassies in Israel to Jerusalem.

Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. / GPO

The two nations conditioned the move on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu making an official visit to their country, Army Radio reported on March 11, citing a senior Israeli diplomatic source.

Honduras and Paraguay would be following the lead of the United States and Guatemala.

The U.S. is set to open its embassy in Jerusalem on May 14.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales told the recent AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington that his country’s mission would be moved to Jerusalem “two days after the United States moves its embassy.”

Czech President Milos Zeman has also expressed interest in moving his country’s embassy to Jerusalem.

In December, 128 members of the UN General Assembly voted to condemn U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Honduras was one of eight countries which voted with the U.S. against the motion, the others being Guatemala, Israel, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo.

Paraguay abstained in the UN vote but has in the past expressed pro-Israeli sentiments.

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