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Brazil moving its embassy to Jerusalem matter of 'when, not if' : Netanyahu

The Arab League had told Bolsonaro that moving the embassy to Jerusalem would be a setback for relations with Arab countries

Netanyahu speaking at the event. Photo: Twitter
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Netanyahu speaking at the event. Photo: Twitter

Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro told him that it was a matter of "when, not if" he moves his country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
 
The far-right Bolsonaro, who takes office on Tuesday and is hosting Netanyahu and the leaders of other countries for his inauguration, has said he would like to follow the lead of US President Donald Trump and move the embassy.

But he has come under intense pressure from Brazil's powerful agriculture sector not to do so, as it could hurt Brazilian exports to Arab nations.
 
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First Published: Dec 30 2018 | 9:38 PM IST

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