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Paraguay opens its Israel embassy in Jerusalem, second country to follow U.S. lead

Paraguay opens its Israel embassy in Jerusalem, second country to follow U.S. lead
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Paraguay opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the second country to follow the United States in making the politically sensitive move from Tel Aviv.

Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the inauguration ceremony. The United States relocated its embassy to Jerusalem a week ago, drawing Palestinian anger, and was followed by Guatemala on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Dan Williams)

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