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Israel: Brazil to move embassy to Jerusalem in 2020

Israel, Jerusalem
December 16, 2019 at 10:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Brazil is set to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2020, according to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's son Eduardo Bolsonaro, who met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday.

Addressing his Israeli hosts, Eduardo Bolsonaro said, "I was with the President Jair Bolsonaro on the phone before I came here, even before the FaceTime that you just made here, Prime [Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu. And he told me that for sure, as a commitment, he is going to move the embassy to Jerusalem, he is going to do that."

Netanyahu said Israel "respect and appreciate" President Bolsonaro's commitment, adding that it "will serve the interests of Brazil and Israel."

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Brazil is set to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2020, according to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's son Eduardo Bolsonaro, who met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday.

Addressing his Israeli hosts, Eduardo Bolsonaro said, "I was with the President Jair Bolsonaro on the phone before I came here, even before the FaceTime that you just made here, Prime [Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu. And he told me that for sure, as a commitment, he is going to move the embassy to Jerusalem, he is going to do that."

Netanyahu said Israel "respect and appreciate" President Bolsonaro's commitment, adding that it "will serve the interests of Brazil and Israel."

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