At AIPAC Conference, Romania, Honduras, Cape Verde announce embassies to locate in Jerusalem

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 3/24/2019 | William A. Jacobson
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A number of Democrat politicians are boycotting the 2019 annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

But there are 18,000 pro-Israel Americans attending, many U.S politicians, and foreign leaders as well.

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Three of those leaders just announced their respective countries would follow the U.S. lead and relocate their embassies to Jerusalem. They join not only the U.S., but also Guatamala. Other countries, such as Brazil, have indicated an intention to relocate their embassies, but not on any definite timeline.

Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández delivered the announcement, Israel National News reports:

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Honduras announced plans to move its diplomatic mission in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, opening a new embassy in the Israeli capital city.

President Juan Orlando Hernandez made the announcement Sunday, during the 2019 American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington DC.

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Speaking at the opening meeting of the conference, Hernandez said his country would “immediately” open an “official diplomatic mission” in the Israeli capital city.

“Honduras will immediately open our official diplomatic mission and this will extend our embassy to the capital of Israel, Jerusalem.”

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The Hernandez government had previously floated the possibility of moving the Honduran embassy to Jerusalem in exchange for the upgrading of Israel’s diplomatic mission to Honduras from a consular level to a full embassy.

The cost of maintaining a full-fledged embassy has been estimated at one million dollars...
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