Until a few weeks ago, Jair Bolsonaro, now the president-elect of Brazil, was a little-known legislator. No one thought he would go on to become the leader of the country.One that he'll hopefully follow through with. Bolsonaro's doing the right thing, and this'll serve to eventually encourage other countries to follow suit more clearly.
But on Wednesday, a week after he astonished everyone by winning the presidential election in Brazil – the largest democracy in Latin America – Bolsonaro chose Israel Hayom for what appears to be his first interview with the foreign media, and made it clear that his support for Israel and promises about Jerusalem were not just an election gimmick.
In a tweet on Thursday, Bolsonaro reiterated his position that he saw no problem in possibly moving the Brazilian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a platform he had promoted during his campaign.
"I plan to move the embassy to Jerusalem," the unequivocal tweet stated.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the sentiment from "my friend the President-elect of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, for his intention to transfer the Brazilian Embassy to Jerusalem. This is a historic, correct and thrilling step."
Saturday, November 03, 2018
Brazil's new president will move embassy to Jerusalem
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's new president is thankfully friendly to Israel, and he's even willing to move the country's embassy to Jerusalem:
Posted by Avi Green at 2:26 PM