Paraguay opens its Israel embassy in Jerusalem

DW – May 21, 2018

Paraguay opened its new Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala.

Last week, the US relocated its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, infuriating the Palestinians. The US move was followed by Guatemala two days later.

Romania, the Czech Republic and Honduras have said they are also considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem.

The status of Jerusalem remains one of the biggest stumbling blocks in solving the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, who with broad international backing want Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as their future capital.

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