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Guinea recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israeli Entity

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The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Friday that the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Mbasogo, had agreed to move the embassy of his country from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.

 

In a written statement Netanyahu said that he spoke to the President of Equatorial Guinea by telephone today, who told him of his decision to move the embassy.


Netanyahu welcomed the decision, stating that Israel "continues to deepen cooperation with African countries," adding, "Israel returns to Africa, and Africa returns to Israel in a large way."


So far, their embassies have only been moved to occupied Jerusalem by the USA and Guatemala.

 

The international community refuses to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli entity in both its eastern and western parts, because it claims that the Holy City is "contested" and that East Jerusalem must be the capital of an independent Palestinian state.

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