President-elect says Brazil to move embassy to Jerusalem

Sao Paulo:  President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has reiterated  that he plans to move Brazil’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, joining the United States and Guatemala.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quickly welcomed the plan.

In a tweet on Thursday, Bolsonaro said: “As previously stated during our campaign, we intend to transfer the Brazilian Embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. Israel is a sovereign state and we shall duly respect that.”

It was the first time since being elected on Sunday that Bolsonaro had referred to his plan to move the embassy.

Read the article in The Sydney Morning Herald.