Latino Coalition for Israel hosted a meeting in Washington, D.C. this week between 20 key Christian and Jewish leaders and President Juan Carlos Hernandez of Honduras.
The meeting was to applaud his decision to immediately open a diplomatic office in Jerusalem and learn more about Honduras' overall plan to move its Embassy from Tel-Aviv to Israel's capital city.
"As part of Latino Coalition for Israel's Jerusalem Task Force Mission we have been dialoging with President Hernandez and Honduran church leaders over the past year to encourage the move of their Embassy to Jerusalem," says Mario Bramnick, president of the Latino Coalition for Israel. "We were very honored to host President Hernandez at this meeting, to show our great appreciation for his strong support for Israel and for the further practical steps President Hernandez will soon take in the course of officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We look forward to seeing this process successfully culminate in Honduras' inauguration of its Embassy in Jerusalem."
Adam Milstein, a prominent leader of the Israeli-American community who attended the meeting was pleased with the progress to move the Honduran embassy to Jerusalem.
"The Israeli community in America applauds President Hernández's courageous decision to move the Honduran embassy to Jerusalem amid rising antisemitism around the world," Milstein says. "We commend his leadership as President Hernández bravely stands up to those who continually try to deny the historic connection of the Jewish people to their homeland, the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem.
"Today, Hondurans and Americans alike stand on the right side of history, united against common detractors who seek to destroy our way of life."
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