Citing ‘God of Israel,’ Papua New Guinea becomes 5th nation to open Jerusalem embassy

The Times of Israel reports: “Papua New Guinea opened its embassy in Jerusalem on Tuesday at a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Papua New Guinean counterpart James Marape.

‘Today is a milestone moment for my country Papua New Guinea,’ Marape said. ‘We are here to give respect to the people of Israel to the fullest.’

Marape was explicit in laying out the religious motivation for the move, which makes Papua New Guinea the fifth country to open its embassy in Israel’s capital.

Papua New Guinea opened its embassy in Jerusalem ‘because of our shared heritage, acknowledging the creator God, the Yahweh God of Israel, the Yahweh God of Isaac and Abraham,’ said Marape.

‘You have been the great custodian of the moral values that were passed for humanity,’ Marape said to Netanyahu…”

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