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Paraguay Is Now The Third Country To Move Its Embassy To Jerusalem

The country's president Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the move official during an inauguration ceremony Monday.
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Paraguay Is Now The Third Country To Move Its Embassy To Jerusalem

Not long after the U.S. and Guatemala moved their Israel embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Paraguay has followed suit.

The country's president Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the move official during an inauguration ceremony Monday.

"A great day for Israel; a great day for Paraguay — a great day for our friendship," Netanyahu said.

Other countries — including Romania, the Czech Republic and Honduras — have said they're also considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem.

The U.S. officially opened its new embassy last week, sparking anger among Palestinians and deadly protests on the border between Gaza and Israel.

Guatemala did the same just two days later.