Israeli media, on Saturday, assured that newly electedÂ Brazilian President Jair BolsonaroÂ Â has assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he will not back down from his promise to move the embassy to the occupied city of Jerusalem.
According to the Israeli 14 channel, Brazil is under pressure from Arab countries not to move its embassy to Jerusalem, saying it will complicate the political situation and not improve it.
In a related context, Israeli public radio quoted an Israeli political source as saying that the topic of theÂ Brazilian embassyÂ move was raised yesterday, during the meeting between Netanyahu and the Brazilian president in Rio de Janeiro, saying it is âonly a matter of timeâ.
Netanyahu said, during an evening in the Jewish synagogue in Rio de Janeiro, yesterday, that Israel will host the Brazilian president in the near future in Jerusalem.
Netanyahu is expected to attend Bolsonaroâs inauguration, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a number of Latin American leaders.
Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (firstname.lastname@example.org)