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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2018


Horacio Cartes

Former president of Paraguay

The president of Paraguay until the election of April 2018, one of Horacio Cartes' final acts in office was to announce that his country's embassy in Israel would move from Tel Aviv to the capital, Jerusalem. At the embassy opening in May, Cartes spoke movingly of his affection for the Jewish state. "From the depth of my heart, I appreciate this country that courageously defends its right to live in peace and it is building a praiseworthy economically prosperous state that ensures its future and that of its children," he said. Cartes will continue to be a significant figure in Paraguayan politics, and an important ally of Israel in Latin America. (Photo: Avi Ohayon / GPO.)


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