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All the countries attending Israel’s gala for the new US embassy in Jerusalem

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"America First"
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"America First"

Jerusalem isn’t a party town. It’s an international holy city, a heavy place, its status hotly-debated, weighed down by history, religion, symbolism, and an uncertain political future.

Today, Donald Trump made a controversial move to clarify that future, opening a new embassy in Jerusalem. The declaration of a US embassy there supports Israel’s claim on Jerusalem as its capital—a gesture fueling protests among Palestinians, who also claim the city as their capital.

Last night, May 13, Israel’s foreign ministry held a party to celebrate the new embassy, and sparked a small rebellion among European nations. The EU boycotted, although four member countries—Austria, Romania, Hungary, and the Czech Republic—accepted Israel’s invitation. Overall, of the 82 nations listed as having embassies in Israel, here are the 33, including the US, that accepted, according to Ha’aretz:

  1. Albania
  2. Angola
  3. Austria
  4. Argentina
  5. Australia
  6. Belarus
  7. Belgium
  8. Belize
  9. Bosnia-Herzegovina
  10. Brazil
  11. Britain
  12. Bulgaria
  13. Cameroon
  14. Canada
  15. Chile
  16. China
  17. Colombia
  18. Congo
  19. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  20. Costa Rica
  21. Croatia
  22. Cyprus
  23. Czech Republic
  24. Cote D’Ivoire
  25. Denmark
  26. Dominican Republic
  27. Ecuador
  28. Egypt
  29. El Salvador
  30. Eritrea
  31. Ethiopia
  32. Finland
  33. France
  34. Georgia
  35. Germany
  36. Ghana
  37. Greece
  38. Guatemala
  39. Honduras
  40. Hungary
  41. India
  42. Ireland
  43. Italy
  44. Japan
  45. Jordan
  46. Kazakhstan
  47. Kenya
  48. Korea, South
  49. Latvia
  50. Liberia
  51. Lithuania
  52. Macedonia
  53. Mexico
  54. Moldova
  55. Myanmar
  56. Netherlands
  57. Nigeria
  58. Norway
  59. Panama
  60. Paraguay
  61. Peru
  62. Philippines
  63. Poland
  64. Portugal
  65. Romania
  66. Russia
  67. Rwanda
  68. Serbia
  69. Slovakia
  70. Slovenia
  71. South Africa
  72. South Sudan
  73. Spain
  74. Sri Lanka
  75. Sweden
  76. Thailand
  77. Ukraine
  78. Vietnam
  79. Paraguay
  80. Tanzania
  81. United States
  82. Zambia
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