New Trump Ally Makes Major Decision on Israel

Trump’s newest ally, Brazilian President-elect Bolsonaro, has called for full recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal capital. Fox News reports:

Brazilian right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday that he will move Brazil’s embassy is Israel to Jerusalem — following a similar move  by President Donald Trump last year.

“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,” Bolsonaro said in a tweet Thursday.

Bolsonaro, known for his fiery rhetoric and nationalist stances, was elected in a run-off Sunday. While he had proposed the move during the campaign, this was the first time he had brought up the topic since his election. The announcement was soon welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who issued a statement calling the move “exciting.”

“I congratulate my friend Brazilian President-Elect, Jair Bolsonaro, for his intention to move the Brazilian Embassy to Jerusalem, a historic, correct and exciting step!” he said.

Bolsonaro is shaping up to be a leader of South American patriots, and vowed to combat communism in the hemisphere.

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