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Bennett welcomes Honduran Embassy in Jerusalem

In a first such event under the Bennett government, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has inaugurated his country’s new embassy in Jerusalem.
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Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett inaugurated Honduras' new embassy in Jerusalem June 24. “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,” said Bennett. In a tweet later, Bennett welcomed Hernandez “to our eternal capital.’’

Bennett thanked Hernandez for consistently supporting Israel in international organizations “even when it is not always popular and even when it has a cost." He said, "That is a sign of friendship: the willingness to take action even when it has a price. I want to thank you and the public in Honduras for this support. We saw it recently in Operation Guardian of the Walls, when the Hamas terrorist organization shot thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians while cynically using the Gaza population — women, children and adults — as human shields."

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