Paraguay moves embassy to Jerusalem, 2nd country to follow US

Paraguay opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the second country to follow the United States in making the move from Tel Aviv, Reuters reports. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the inauguration ceremony. The US relocated its embassy to Jerusalem a week ago, sparking Palestinian anger. Washington’s move was followed by Guatemala on Wednesday. Guatemala and Paraguay are two of only a few nations that backed Trump’s decision in December to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.