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

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

“shalom chaveirim (Peace friends), see you in Jerusalem”

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.

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:

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.

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.”

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 a year.

Once Honduras’ embassy move is completed, it will join the US and Guatemala as the only three countries with full-fledged embassies located in the Israeli capital.

Paraguay, which had initially followed the US and Guatemala and moved its embassy to Jerusalem in 2018, later moved its diplomatic mission back to Tel Aviv.

Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă made her announcement during her speech, as The Jerusalem Post reports:

“I, as prime minister of Romania, and the government I lead, will move our embassy to Jerusalem,” Dăncilă said. “Our support of the State of Israel and the Jewish community is constant. I am determined to contribute to closer relations between Israel and the entire European Union, particularly now, when Romania is holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union.”

She promised that Romania would “remain the same loyal friend and the strongest European voice in support of the Jewish people and the State of Israel,” concluding with the words, “shalom chaveirim (Peace friends), see you in Jerusalem.”

Cape Verde also announced a move of its Embassy:

Cape Verde previously had stated that it eventually would open an Embassy in Jerusalem, its first diplomatic outpost in Israel, but the announcement that it intends to do so as soon as possible was significant.

Expect threats from the Palestinians.

[Featured image via Dani Dayan Twitter]


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JusticeDelivered | March 24, 2019 at 11:46 am

Democrats keep shooting themselves in the foot. How long before Jews start deserting the party in mass?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to JusticeDelivered. | March 24, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    And, I’m looking forward to the day that my (alleged) “fellow” Jews start casting votes with the USA on their minds, not which politicians are jumping into camera range when AIPAC holds a meeting.

      If you believe, as many Americans do, that Israel’s continued existence is in the USA’s interest, then who is boycotting AIPAC is a key clue to who is working against that interest.

        Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | March 25, 2019 at 6:38 am

        Do you think that the party that has adopted the Antifa chant, “No borders, no walls, no USA at all” and with their embrace of rep.s Ilhan Omar and Tlaib the Muslim chant of, “Khaybar, Khaybar ya Yahud, jaish Muhammad saf ya’ud” hasn’t dropped enough hints already?

        They have literally, with their current orgasmic support for baby killing and a “Green New Deal” that any Nazi or Japanese militarist could only have dreamed of to destroy the American economy during WWII since they didn’t have the bombers with the range to do it, become the death to America, death to Israel party.

        I didn’t need this stupid boycott of AIPAC to know it. The mask had already fallen.

        Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | March 25, 2019 at 6:45 am

        Perhaps you’ve heard the Khaybar chant yourself.

        “Racist ‘Khaybar, Khaybar’ Chant at the NYC Palestinian Protest”

DouglasJBender | March 24, 2019 at 12:12 pm

As a born, raised, and living-in resident of Elkhart, Indiana, I would like to extend Elkhart’s official — and very, very important — recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital. I would also like to have superhero powers.

rabid wombat | March 24, 2019 at 2:34 pm


– not Hillary
– Judges
– everything else is gravy

Which should be number 4?
– Winning?
– f’ yeah?
– leadership?