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Bolsonaro's Brazil will move embassy to Jerusalem

Staff Writer |
Against the international tide, Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro would moved Brazilian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced, according to Brazilian media.

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"Bolsonaro told me it was a matter of time, not wether moving or not, about the likely move of the Brazilian Embassy to Israel," Netanyahu said at a meeting with leaders of the Brazilian Jewish community in Rio de Janeiro.

He added he would attend Bolsonaro's swearing in as new president of Brazil.

Netanyahu, who was an Army captain, admitted that if Brazil moved its embassy to Jerusalem trade ties would be hit negatively.

If Bolsonaro fulfills what he promised to Netanyahu, Brazil would be Latin America's second country after Guatemala to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem against UN's resolutions. Paraguay did it, but then reversed its decision.

In 2010, Brazil was the first South American country to recognized the Palestine State based on border lines before 1967.

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