President Trump shocked the world weeks ago when he announced the United States would proudly move its embassy in Israel to the city of Jerusalem. Thus, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The move sparked protests from Muslims worldwide, with violence breaking out in many areas including the Gaza region where some people were killed.
Since Trump’s announcement was made, most of the world has disagreed with the US. However, the country of Guatemala announced Monday that it too would move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. And now The Times of Israel is reporting that at least 10 other countries are in talks to move their own missions.
The Times reported the news on the heels of a radio interview Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely held on Israeli radio. Although she declined to say which states Israel was speaking with, the Times reported that the next country likely to announce an embassy move was Honduras.
“Israel and Honduras, which borders Guatemala, have enjoyed very close ties over the past few years, and in 2016 signed an agreement under which Israel agreed to enhance the the Central American country’s armed forces in an unprecedented way, in order to fight organized crime.
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was reelected earlier this month in a hotly disputed election. He is a graduate of MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, and spent time in Israel.
Along with Guatemala, Honduras was one of nine nations that voted “no” last week with the United States when the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a non-binding resolution denouncing US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”
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