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Bolsonaro’s Jerusalem Move Has Brazil’s Meat Exporters Concerned

  • Jair Bolsonaro is considering moving Brazil embassy in Israel
  • Egypt postponed trip by Brazil officials after announcement
Jair Bolsonaro
Jair BolsonaroPhotographer: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg

Brazil’s meat exporters are eyeing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s plans to relocate the South American country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem with unease.

Bolsonaro announced his intention to move the embassy in an interview with the conservative Israel Hayom newspaper last week, prompting a congratulatory tweet from the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Shortly afterwards, Egypt decided to postpone an official visit by the Brazilian foreign minister.