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Two more nations to move embassies to Jerusalem

Two more nations will move their embassies to Jerusalem: Romania and Honduras are the latest to do so.

The official announcement for Romania was made Sunday at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., by Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă, according to The Times of Israel.

“As we all know, President Donald Trump opened the Embassy of the United States in Jerusalem. This admirable and brave step impressed me, my government and the Romanian people,” Dăncilă, who also serves as president of the council of the European Union, told the conference.

“Moving the American embassy is emblematic and it proves the powerful connection of values and interests between the American people and the Israeli people,” she said.

“In fact, the Romanian government initiated the process of evaluating the opportunity of moving the Romanian embassy to Jerusalem. This is why I am pleased to announce today in front of this AIPAC audience that after the finalization of this analysis, with all the constitutional actors involved in the decision-making process and in full consensus that I, as prime minister of Romania, and the government that I run will move our embassy to Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel,” she continued.

Watch Dăncilă’s announcement at the conference.

Honduras also announced its intention of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem at Sunday’s conference. Hamodia reports Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez said Honduras would “immediately transfer our official diplomatic mission and this will extend our embassy to the capital of Israel, Jerusalem.”

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked both Dăncilă and Hernandez in a series of tweets.

Brazil is considering a similar embassy move.  The Czech Republic may also move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as well.

The AIPAC Policy Conference is the largest gathering of America’s pro-Israel community, according to the conference’s website.

The conference continues through Tuesday, March 26.

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