Brazil embassy in Israel to be relocated to Jerusalem

The decision was announced by lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro

Published in 28/11/2018 - 11:50 By Paola De Orte - Washington

Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazil’s President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro, said the future administration plans to relocate the Brazilian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He said the decision has been made, and added that “the question is not whether it will [happen], but when.”

“We’re still not sure in the government about the date and how [the change] will happen,” he said. The statement was made today (Nov. 27) in Washington, after the lawmaker met with Jared Kushner, senior councilor and son-in-law of US President Donald Trump. Kushner is one of the Trump’s main political negotiators for the Middle East.

On the possible consequences for Brazil’s international trade and retaliation from other countries, Eduardo Bolsonaro said he believes there can be a solution to the issue. “I believe that the policy in the Middle East has changed considerably. The majority there is Sunni. They see Iran as a great danger. If we back policies to curb Iran we might get support from these Arabic counties,” he said

Eduardo Bolsonaro further said he did not talk to Kushner about a future visit of Donald Trump to Brazil. He said the topic is expected to be discussed Thursday (29) during US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s visit to Brazil, when he should meet with President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro.

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira -  Edition: Sabrina Craide / Augusto Queiroz

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