Bolsonaro Signals Support for Israeli Sovereignty in Jerusalem

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2 Apr 2019 (All day)
Bolsonaro Signals Support for Israeli Sovereignty in Jerusalem
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro sent a powerful signal of recognition for Israel’s political sovereignty in Jerusalem on Monday by joining Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a visit to the Western Wall in the Old City. It was the first time a sitting major world leader has visited the site in the company of a sitting Israeli leader. In other diplomatic news, Monday also saw the opening of a new Israeli embassy in the Rwandan capital of Kigali. “I’m certain that the opening of an Israeli embassy in Rwanda will elevate, within a few years, our ties to Rwanda and the (African) continent as a whole to a much higher level,” Foreign Ministry Director-General Yuval Rotem said.

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