Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro told an Israeli newspaper that he planned to move his country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to El-Quds.
If it goes into action, Brazil will become the third country to make this highly sensitive choice, after Guatemala and especially the United States, whose decision, breaking with decades of American diplomacy, has ulcerated the Palestinians.
Questioned by the Israel Hayom newspaper about his intention to transfer the Brazilian embassy to El-Quds, mentioned during his election campaign, Bolsonaro said that Israel should be free to choose its capital. "When I was asked in the campaign whether I would do it once I became president, I would say, 'Yes, it's up to you to decide which is the capital of Israel, not the other nations'," he said. he said in an interview published Thursday by the newspaper favorable to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
million. Bolsonaro, 63, won Sunday the second round of the Brazilian presidential election after indignant outrage with misogynistic, homophobic and racist. Netanyahu said the election of Bolsonaro "would lead to a great friendship between (their) peoples and the strengthening of relations between Brazil and Israel". Netanyahu will also attend "most likely" at the investiture ceremony in Brazil in January, told AFP an official of his office.