A Palestinian activist smashes an egg on a vehicle of a delegation from the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem as they arrive for a meeting in Beit Jala, West Bank, Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
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Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes inaugurated his country's Israel Embassy in occupied Jerusalem Monday, making it the third country to take the controversial step after the United States and Guatemala.Paraguay already supplies some 40 percent of beef consumed in Israel, while Cartes has Israeli bodyguards.The South American nation of some 7 million people follows in the footsteps of the United States, which broke with decades of international consensus when President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem Israel's capital in December.Israel has sought to persuade other countries to follow the White House and move their embassies to Jerusalem from the Tel Aviv area, but so far only Paraguay and Guatemala have done so.Guatemala opened its new embassy in the same Jerusalem office park as Paraguay's on May 16 .
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