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Bolsonaro to Move Brazil's Embassy to Jerusalem, Netanyahu Says

  • New right-wing government to have ‘fantastic’ ties to Israel
  • Israeli PM expected to attend Bolsonaro’s swearing-in
Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Jair Bolsonaro on Friday.
Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Jair Bolsonaro on Friday.Photographer: Leo Correa/Pool via Bloomberg
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Brazil’s incoming President Jair Bolsonaro has said he’ll follow the lead of the U.S. and move the country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

The Israeli leader, in Brazil for Bolsonaro’s inauguration on Tuesday, spoke in Rio de Janiero. He said Bolsonaro assured him the embassy move is “not a question of if, it’s just a question of when.” Bolsonaro accepted his invitation to visit Israel in the next few months, he added.