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To move Bolsonaro's Israeli Embassy – BorneoPost Online Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News



The Fle shows Israeli and Brazilian flags hanging outside the building in Tel Aviv, Israel, at the offices of the embassy in Brazil. – AFP photo

RIO DE JANEIRO: Right-wing president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, confirmed on Thursday that Israel's embassy will move to Jerusalem, so that the Latin American country is the largest after the United States to make the controversial relationship.

The move from Tel Aviv to the Palestinians and the greater part of the world is the latest controversial announcement of the former army captain who did not waste time on implementing a tough conservative agenda as he won his electoral victory on Sunday.

"As reported earlier in our campaign, the Brazilian embassy will be transferred from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Israel is a sovereign state and we respect this," wrote Bolsonaro.

They also fluttered on the domestic front, appointing a judge who raised Brazilian politics with serious corruption investigations, Sergio Moro, his justice minister.

Moro is a hero for most Brazilians to investigate his ruthless "Car Wash" revealing the large-scale looting of Petrobras State Oil Company.

However, this step for the opponents brought charges that the judge was politically motivated – in particular against the leftist president of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, whom the polls would have shown Bolsonaro at the election if he had not been jailed for 12 years.

In his victory speech, Bolsonaro promised to "change the fate of Brazil" and the four days since the elections have come to an end on the magnitude of change.

The elected president doubled the pledge to suppress the gun-control laws so that "good people" could put justice in their own hands, hang out in the media and begin a cabinet of politically excluded, including an army and an extremely liberal economist.

For the election of Bolsonorch, the Brazilian stocks have reached 3.9 percent a week since the vote in the bolshevik elections, with a record high on Thursday.

Sao Paulo's stock market Ibovespa hit 1.14 percent after closing at 88,419 points a day, after destroying the 89,000 threshold before the day for the first time.

On the diplomatic front, the embassy adapts directly to US President Donald Trump and confirms his image as "Tropical Trump."

Israel considers Jerusalem as its capital, while Palestinians see East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

"I congratulate my Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for his intention to move the Brazilian Embassy to Jerusalem as a historic, right and exciting step!" – said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In retaliation with the longstanding US policy, the Trump administration handed over the US embassy on 14 May. – AFP

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