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Romania, Honduras recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital

The leaders of Romania and Honduras on Sunday announced that they will recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital, following the lead of US President Donald Trump.

Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez delivered their announcements at the American Israel Public Affairs Committees annual conference in Washington.

The announcements were welcomed by Israeli politicians.

However, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, a government rival whos in charge of the East European nations foreign policy, said the prime minister hadnt consulted with him over the decision. He accused her of “total ignorance” of foreign policy.

The move is considered controversial as it goes against the rest of the European Union.

Romania currently holds the blocs rotating presidency.

Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israels capital and moved the US Embassy to the city, a move that was applauded by Israel. Guatemala followed suit.

The move angered the Palestinians, who seek east Jerusalem as capital oRead More




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