UPDATED 7:26 AM PT – Friday, June 25, 2021
Honduras has officially inaugurated its embassy in Jerusalem. President Juan Orlando Hernandez signed agreements with Israel on Thursday as Honduras relocates their embassy.
This came after Donald Trump, the 45th U.S. President, announced he would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem in 2018 with Guatemala, Kosovo and Honduras soon to follow.
“Mr. President, Honduras under your leadership stands consistently with Israel in the international institutions when it is not always popular and sometimes it comes with a cost,” stated Israeli Prime Minster Naftali Bennett. “And this is evidence of the friendship and the willingness to take action, including paying a price, and I want to thank you and the public in Honduras for this support.”
“Mr. President (of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez), you are a true friend of Israel. The Jewish people have a long memory and you will inscribed on the pages of history as one who took a courageous and correct action for the State of Israel. Thank you.”
– PM Bennett pic.twitter.com/57HlrhMus8
— Samuel Sabbah (@Samuel_Sabbah) June 24, 2021
Most countries’ embassies remain in Tel Aviv due to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.