When speaking of relocating the Brazilian diplomatic mission, Araújo said that the manoeuvre is something that is still being considered, but that the Brazilian government's desire is that, if this does happen, this should be positive not only for the ties with the Israelis, but with the whole Arab and Muslim world. But is that at all possible? © AP Photo / Leo CorreaBolsonaro Says Brazil Will Move Embassy to JerusalemFor Tanguy Baghdadi, Professor of International Relations at Veiga de Almeida University, this is not possible. He believes that the fact that Brazil can move its embassy to Jerusalem, a holy city for Jews and Muslims, would mean that "Brazil doesn't believe that a Palestinian state should be created in the region, or at least that there are conditions for it to be created." In this sense, the expert thinks that the impact of the relocation would be severe. Baghdadi points out that … [Read more...] about Can Brazil Move its Embassy to Jerusalem Without Harming Muslims?
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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said 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 from Tel Aviv. 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. Despite Netanyahu’s comments, a senior official from Brazil’s incoming government told Reuters on Sunday no decision had yet been made on the issue. Such a move by Bolsonaro would be a sharp shift in Brazilian foreign policy, which has traditionally backed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Bolsonaro said he would move the embassy shortly after … [Read more...] about Brazil moving its embassy to Jerusalem a matter of ‘when, not if’ – Netanyahu
US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital exactly a year ago has resonated throughout the world and has led to enhanced respect both for Israel and the United States, US ambassador David Friedman said on Thursday, Trend reports referring to The Jerusalem Post. Friedman, at a Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony at the Western Wall with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said Trump’s decision – made on December 6, 2017, and followed up in May with the move of the embassy – showed the world that the US “stands with its allies” and “does not flinch from its enemies.” In addition, he said, the move showed that the US “no longer embraces a policy born of wishful thinking, but rather follows a policy based upon truth.” Friedman added that many parts of the world now see Israel through a new lens as well, “as diplomatic and strategic relationships that were unthinkable a decade ago are … [Read more...] about Friedman: Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem resonated around the world
Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer has expressed hope that Poland will relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Haaretz cited the Polish ambassador as saying that he had no knowledge of any plans by his country's government to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Earlier this year, US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ordered to relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to the newly-designated capital. READ MORE: Scholar Calls Bolsonaro's Plan to Transfer Embassy to Jerusalem 'Reckless' Although the decision sparked a wave of indignation across the Middle East, some countries from across the world announced their intention to follow Washington's suit, including Guatemala, Brazil, and the Czech Republic. Guatemala opened its embassy in Jerusalem back in May, while Paraguay briefly moved its embassy to the … [Read more...] about Israeli Ambassador to US ‘Hopeful’ Poland Will Move Its Embassy to Jerusalem
Australia is considering officially recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving its embassy to the holy city. Prime minister Scott Morrison said he was “open-minded” to the idea but denied he had been influenced by last year's controversial decision by US president Donald Trump. Mr Morrison said it was suggested to him by a former ambassador to Israel, Dave Sharma, who is a candidate for Morrison’s conservative Liberal Party in a crucial by-election this week. “When sensible suggestions are put forward that are consistent with your policy positioning and in this case pursuing a two-state solution, Australia should be open-minded to this and I am open-minded to this and our government is open-minded to this,” Mr Morrison told reporters. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that Mr Morrison had informed him of the potential move and tweeted: “I’m very thankful to him for this. We will continue to … [Read more...] about Australia could move Israel embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, says PM Scott Morrison