He intended to establish a base of operations between Paraguay and Bolivia, where women would be recruited to smuggle drugs to Israel.
“Israel views with great severity the unusual decision of Paraguay, which will cloud bilateral relations,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Paraguay opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday
The Paraguayan embassy currently is located in the coastal city of Herzliya.
— The government of Paraguay will move to require more humane ways of kosher slaughter by the end of year following the intervention of Israeli and international animal rights activists. Slaughterhouses will have to stop using the shackle-and-hoist method of slaughter and instead use the method of rotating pens, which is seen as more…
Paraguay’s Mennonite community hosted a recent conference to discuss its historical ties to the Nazis before and during World War II.
Paraguay’s President Horacio Cartes will receive the Shalom Prize from the World Jewish Congress for his “contributions to building coexistence.”
Paraguay’s soccer association has suspended a Jewish team president for hurling racial slurs at a colleague of Arab descent.