(February 28, 2019 / JNS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is scheduled to visit Israel from March 31 to April 4, announced Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday.
This visit would be his first since being sworn into office last month.
The trip would occur five days before the April 9 Israeli elections, whose fate appears uncertain amid Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announcing on Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be indicted with bribery in one case and a count each of a breach of trust in two other cases.
Bolsonaro has repeatedly promised to relocate the Brazilian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“The decision is taken; it’s only a matter of when it will be implemented,” he said in an interview last month to SBT television.
He also pledged to close the Palestinian mission in the capital of his country, Brasilia.