Israeli PM Netanyahu faces huge diplomatic embarrassment

Israeli PM Netanyahu faces huge diplomatic embarrassment
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JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces huge diplomatic embarrassment.

He has ordered the closure of Israel’s embassy in Paraguay on Wednesday hours after the Latin American nation said it had decided to return its embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv.

The United States and Guatemala also moved their embassies to Jerusalem in May and Netanyahu has attempted to persuade other countries to follow.

“Israel views with great severity the unusual decision by Paraguay that will strain the ties between the countries,” a brief statement from the Prime Minister’s office said.

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