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Brazil says it won’t yield to Arab pressure, embassy will move to Jerusalem
Meanwhile, Israeli and Brazilian officials have begun initial discussions to coordinate president-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s visit to Israel soon after he is sworn into office.
Besides Brazil, other nations plan embassy move to Jerusalem
Ram Liran and Daniel Siryoti
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s announcement “a historic, correct and moving step.”
Will Brazil’s president-elect deliver campaign promises on Israel?
The two nations have had relatively sturdy bilateral ties in the past, but now Brazil’s growing domestic needs may forced it to look beyond Middle East politics.
President-elect of Brazil promises: Israel can count on our vote
Jair Bolsonaro gives his first foreign media interview to Israel Hayom, says he will promote cooperation with Israel • As a sovereign state, Israel is the only one that can decide its capital • I love the Israeli people and Israel, he declares.
President-elect of Brazil plans to close Palestinian embassy
“Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” said Jair Bolsonaro, who won his national election on Sunday with 55.1 percent of the votes. “You do not negotiate with terrorists.”
Right-wing, pro-Israel congressman wins presidential election in Brazil
President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has stated that he will move Brazil’s Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and that his first international trip as president will be to Israel.