November 17, 2021

Honduran president dedicates embassy in Jerusalem with Bennett

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett dedicated the new Embassy of Honduras in Jerusalem on Thursday.

Bennett welcomed Hernandez to “our eternal capital, Jerusalem” and called him a true friend of Israel.

“The Jewish people have a long memory, and you will be written in the pages of history as someone who took a courageous action and the right action for the State of Israel. Thank you,” Bennett said.

Honduras is the fourth country to open an embassy in Jerusalem, after the US, Guatemala and Kosovo. In the past year, Serbia, the Dominican Republic and Malawi said they would follow. Hungary and the Czech Republic have diplomatic offices in Jerusalem, and several countries have trade offices in the capital.

Israel plans to open an embassy in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, as well.

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