Paraguay to Move Embassy Back to Tel Aviv From Jerusalem; Israel Retaliates – Shuts Embassy

Israel to close embassy, recall ambassador for consultations – Palestinians say they pushed Paraguay to relocate embassy – Paraguay was third country to move its embassy, following U.S. and Guatemala

Paraguay will move its embassy in Israel back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem, its foreign minister said Wednesday.

“Paraguay wants to contribute to an intensification of regional diplomatic efforts to achieve a broad, fair and lasting peace in the Middle East,” Foreign Minister Luis Alberto Castiglioni said.

Israel will close its embassy in Paraguay and recall its ambassador for consultations following the announcement, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.