The Number of Countries Considering Moving Their Embassies to Jerusalem Is Growing

| DEC 27, 2017 | 12:18 AM

Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

With President Donald Trump making the first move in having the United States recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and planning on moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, other countries are starting to follow. Politicians from Romania were the first to publicly consider moving, with Guatemala also saying it will.

Now, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has said at least 10 other countries are in talks with the Jewish state to also move their embassies.

The Times of Israel reported that during an interview with Israel Radio, she declined to say which countries were talking with them, but it is reported Honduras will be the next to publicly announce a move.

Honduras was one of the few nations that voted “no” on the resolution the General Assembly adopted that condemned the U.S.'s decision to recognize Jerusalem and planned embassy move.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the U.S. was going to take note on who stood with it and was able to negotiate a $285 million cut in its contribution to the United Nations for next year.

“In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the U.N.'s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the U.N. system,” the statement announcing the cut in spending read.

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