Honduras Moves Its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
Honduras has moved its embassy to Jerusalem, becoming the fourth country to make the change in embassy locations.
"It's a unique day in our history, and this is a recognition from our people to the people of Israel. And I believe this is going to be good today and good tomorrow. But this is a day of commitment, so the next generation of Hondurans keep this embassy in Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel," said President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
According to CBN News, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement that he was thankful for Honduras for making the change and joining the effort to make Jerusalem recognized as the capital of Israel.
"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, 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," Bennett said.
Jürgen Bühler, executive director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, says Jerusalem is biblically the "seat of government for the Jewish people."
It is also called the spiritual headquarters of the world, Mount Zion. It's the place where one day the nations will come to receive inspiration, guidance for their nations," Bühler said.
Josh Reinstein, the founder of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, said he hopes more countries will begin to show their support for Jerusalem.
"I see that this is just the beginning. I think we're going to see faith-based diplomacy grow in Latin America. In Africa, we're going to see an embassy move from the country of Malawi [and from] Eastern Europe. This is a process that is happening all over the world. We're seeing people of faith getting involved in the political process," Reinstein told CBN News.
"It used to be a thing that was only done in America, you know, the Republican party, the base for evangelical Christians, but now evangelical Christians all around the world are getting involved in faith-based diplomacy, and we're seeing the fruits of that today," he added.
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