Honduras, Paraguay Willing to Move Embassies to Jerusalem

By Jackson Richman

Honduras and Paraguay may be the next countries to follow the United States and Guatemala in moving their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Israel’s Army Radio. The Latin American countries said they are ready “in principle” to proceed with the historical move in return for Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu making an official visit their respective nations.

Last December, Netanyahu visited Latin America and met with Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes, but in Buenos Aires. Nor did Netanyahu visit Honduras or meet with any of its leaders on that trip.

Last week at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference, Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales announced his country would officially open their embassy in Jerusalem on May 16, a couple days after the U.S. opens theirs.

Following last December’s announcement the U.S. would move its embassy and officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the United Nations General Assembly voted to condemn the announcement. Honduras joined eight other countries which voted against the resolution, including the U.S, Israel, Guatemala, the Marshall Islands, Palau, Micronesia, Nauru, and Togo. Paraguay abstained during the vote.

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