Celebrating their bond with the Jewish state, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, says, “I am here today in the eternal capital of Israel to inaugurate the Embassy of Honduras in Jerusalem.”
By ILH Staff
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez arrived in Israel to dedicate his country’s embassy in Jerusalem on Thursday, making the Latin American country the fourth to do so. Hernandez spoke at the event and praised Dr. Miriam Adelson and her late husband Sheldon Adelson for their work.
Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (r) and Honduran President Hernandez (l) sit for a warm conversation in Jerusalem. Thursday, 24 June, 2021- Photos courtesy: Amos Ben Gershom (GPO)
We give you the text of his speech in full below:
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Addressing Hizbollah’s activities in Central, South America, the US Secretary of State praised Colombia, Honduras, and Guatemala for designating the Iran-backed Hizbollah as a terrorist organization.
By Elad Benari
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday praised Colombia, Honduras and Guatemala which designated Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
In a post on Twitter, Pompeo wrote that Hezbollah “and other transnational terrorist groups remain active in the region. The US continues to rally international support to counter these threats.”
Mike Pompeo speaking to rally outside the US Capitol. – Photo: Wikimedia,Mark Taylor
The three countries designated Hezbollah as a terrorist organization in the context of the regional anti-terrorism conference currently being held in the Colombian capital of Bogota. Continue Reading »
Report: Honduras ready to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – but for a price.
By David Rosenberg
Honduras is prepared to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – but at a price – according to a report by Channel 2 Sunday evening.
Lawmakers in the Central American nation of nine million backed the embassy move in April, passing a non-binding resolution calling on President Juan Orlando Hernandez to follow the US and Guatemala in moving their embassies to Jerusalem.
Netanyahu meets with President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández – Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO
According to Channel 2 Sunday, the Hernandez administration is prepared to move the Honduran embassy to Jerusalem, and as has even drawn up a plan for undertaking the move, with a possible site already chosen for a Jerusalem embassy. Continue Reading »
Army Radio reports that should Israel’s PM Netanyahu visit both Paraguay and Honduras, their leaders will be willing to move their perspective embassies to Jerusalem.
By Elad Benari
Paraguay and Honduras said they are both ready “in principle” to relocate their embassies to Jerusalem, Army Radio reported on Sunday, citing a senior Israeli diplomatic source.
According to the report, the two countries conditioned the move on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu making an official visit to their country.
In December, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to condemn U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with a total of 128 of the UN’s 193 members voting in favor of the resolution. Continue Reading »
Yonatan Herrera made aliyah from tropical Honduras, then spent almost 3 years in a religious yeshiva in Jerusalem where the rabbis tried to convince him not to enlist into the military.
• Jonathan met Devorah, his wife, then their daughter Avital was born just as Herrera started his combat service with the Border Police.
By Itsik Saban
Yonatan Herrera, 23, is proof that nothing is impossible.
Three years ago, Herrera made aliyah from Honduras and began studying at a haredi yeshiva in Jerusalem. After his course of study, he said he wanted to enlist in the military. But then he encountered pressure from the rabbis at the yeshiva, who tried to talk him out of it. Continue Reading »