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Jerusalem - Honduran Leader: As Long As I'm President, Honduras Will Stand Behind Israel

Published on: October 29, 2015 01:18 PM
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, in Jerusalem on October 29, 2015. Photo by Kobi GideonPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, in Jerusalem on October 29, 2015. Photo by Kobi Gideon

Jerusalem - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández declared Wednesday while on a visit to Israel that relations between his Central American country and the Jewish state had never been closer.

“As long as I am president, Honduras will stand behind Israel,” Hernández said in a speech before the Israel Council on Foreign Relations (ICFR) and the World Jewish Congress, under whose auspices the council operates, at the King David Hotel.

Hernández had met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier in the day to discuss ways in which the two countries could assist each other. The Honduran president told guests of the ICFR following that meeting that “after this visit, relations, which have been solid for 65 years, will be even stronger.”

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The Honduran leader, who studied in Israel in 1992 in a Mashav program (an Israeli development and cooperation program) was accompanied on his visit this week by a high-level delegation that included Secretary of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Arturo Corrales Álvarez, Secretary of Infrastructure and Public Services Robert Antonio Ordoñez, Secretary of Agricultural Affairs Jacobo Paz Bodden and Secretary of National Defense Samuel Reyes. Hernández explained that the delegation was especially interested in learning from Israel’s experience in the realms of security and irrigation.

ICFR board member Mordechai Arbell, a former Israeli ambassador and an authority on the history of Jews in the Caribbean and Central America, chaired the dinner. He welcomed the president and expressed gratitude to the Honduran consuls in Europe who issued visa to Jews from Europe fleeing Nazi oppression.

President of the Republic of Honduras  Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado (R) and his wife Ana Garcia lay a wreath in the Hall of Remembrances at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, Israel, 29 October 2015.  EPA/ABIR SULTANPresident of the Republic of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado (R) and his wife Ana Garcia lay a wreath in the Hall of Remembrances at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, Israel, 29 October 2015.  EPA/ABIR SULTAN

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 Oct 29, 2015 at 02:15 PM Realist77 Says:

Que Bueno! Israel needs as many allies as it can get. Too bad it is not our "president" that is making similar statements.

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 Oct 29, 2015 at 02:30 PM 5TResident Says:

I'm glad to see this, as I have cousins who live in Honduras.

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 Oct 29, 2015 at 03:27 PM ShmutzVesh Says:

Gracioso amigo gracias

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 Oct 29, 2015 at 04:18 PM yankee96 Says:

WOW!!

why don't Jews vacation in Honduras instead of places where they want all jews dead ????

ie:Europe,Scandanavia,Balkan States,Iceland,Morocco,India,Turkey,etc

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 Oct 29, 2015 at 07:33 PM Yerachmiel Says:

Reply to #1  
Realist77 Says:

Que Bueno! Israel needs as many allies as it can get. Too bad it is not our "president" that is making similar statements.

The ignorance here never fails to astound. You praise the Honduran president and say it's too bad our president hasn't made similar statements of support for Israel. Are you really that dumb or are you lying in order to denigrate Obama? I don't think he's been a good president, but the fact is he's made more pro-Israel statements in forums like the UN than any previous president. He's repeatedly said that nothing will ever come between the U.S. and Israel; that the U.S. and Israel will always be close allies; and that Israel is and always will be a Jewish state. He's the only U.S. president to ever make that statement at the UN, by the way. These are historical facts, easily verified by a simple Google search. And the president of Honduras can talk all he wants about bring Israel's friend, but it's the U.S. that provides Israel with billions in aid and arms, and the numbers have increased under Obama. So please stop with the ignorant statements.

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 Oct 29, 2015 at 07:54 PM PowerUp Says:

Lol, you nailed it, always suspicious if the goyim show love!

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 Oct 29, 2015 at 08:17 PM cool masmid Says:

How unfortunate and miserable your life must be that this is what gives you fulfillment. ..to go on a Jewish site and voice your hatred for Israel.
Its not about a difference of opinion but rather its the satisfaction you get from voicing your deep hatred of jews and of course of Israel. There's nothing to say other that you're a hate monger and the sooner you're off the face of the earth the better this world will be.

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 Oct 29, 2015 at 11:10 PM Eli Says:

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cool masmid Says:

How unfortunate and miserable your life must be that this is what gives you fulfillment. ..to go on a Jewish site and voice your hatred for Israel.
Its not about a difference of opinion but rather its the satisfaction you get from voicing your deep hatred of jews and of course of Israel. There's nothing to say other that you're a hate monger and the sooner you're off the face of the earth the better this world will be.

I'm pretty certain #5 was being sarcastic. But sarcasm never plays well here, because it seems any kind of nuance or pointed humor completely escapes the understanding of the neanderthals like you.

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 Oct 29, 2015 at 11:27 PM Anonymous Says:

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Yerachmiel Says:

The ignorance here never fails to astound. You praise the Honduran president and say it's too bad our president hasn't made similar statements of support for Israel. Are you really that dumb or are you lying in order to denigrate Obama? I don't think he's been a good president, but the fact is he's made more pro-Israel statements in forums like the UN than any previous president. He's repeatedly said that nothing will ever come between the U.S. and Israel; that the U.S. and Israel will always be close allies; and that Israel is and always will be a Jewish state. He's the only U.S. president to ever make that statement at the UN, by the way. These are historical facts, easily verified by a simple Google search. And the president of Honduras can talk all he wants about bring Israel's friend, but it's the U.S. that provides Israel with billions in aid and arms, and the numbers have increased under Obama. So please stop with the ignorant statements.

The fact is this affirmative action president of ours might make some pro Israel statement here and there but by and large he acts like an enemy of Israel and with anti semitic undertones to boot.. But to close minded people like Yerachmiel (if he has a mind at all that's a different discussion) nothing will help to convince them.

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 Oct 30, 2015 at 07:20 AM Eli Says:

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Anonymous Says:

The fact is this affirmative action president of ours might make some pro Israel statement here and there but by and large he acts like an enemy of Israel and with anti semitic undertones to boot.. But to close minded people like Yerachmiel (if he has a mind at all that's a different discussion) nothing will help to convince them.

Tell me one thing he has said or done that has "anti-Semitic undertones." Not a friend or an assoaciate of his, just he himself. And don't say that he dislikes Bibi or is against settlements -- so do millions of Israelis. And as for your statement that Yerachmiel (post 6) is "close minded" (you mean "closed-minded"), all he did was state the historical fact that Obama has made some of the most pro-Israel speeches of any U.S. president. And Yerachmiel also said he doesn't think Obama is a good president. So what the heck is "close minded" about that???

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 Oct 30, 2015 at 08:58 AM Anominous Says:

How come most gentiles are anti Israel while only a few are pro. The question is on the few, how do they escape to be pro Israel? I know being pro Israel is common sense, but why the difference?

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 Oct 30, 2015 at 12:28 PM Anonymous Says:

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Eli Says:

Tell me one thing he has said or done that has "anti-Semitic undertones." Not a friend or an assoaciate of his, just he himself. And don't say that he dislikes Bibi or is against settlements -- so do millions of Israelis. And as for your statement that Yerachmiel (post 6) is "close minded" (you mean "closed-minded"), all he did was state the historical fact that Obama has made some of the most pro-Israel speeches of any U.S. president. And Yerachmiel also said he doesn't think Obama is a good president. So what the heck is "close minded" about that???

Like holding Israel responsible for the recent terror wave for one, which gives encouragement to the savages, Or his rhetoric on the Iran deal where he hinted that jews have dual loyalty etc. etc.
His (anti Israel) actions speak louder than his empty statements.
But for people like you who are convinced that Hussain Obama is the Messiah no explaining helps it's just a waste of data.

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