Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Netanyahu Hails Election of Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro

The Times of Israel reports: Israeli leaders on Monday welcomed the election of Jair Bolsonaro, a controversial hardliner, as new president of Brazil, hailing his bona fide pro-Israel credentials.  

"I'm certain that your election will lead to a great friendship between our nations and to a strengthening of Israel-Brazil ties," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Bolsonaro during a congratulatory phone call, according to a readout his office on Monday evening.  

"Looking forward to your visit in Israel," he added, referring to the far-right politician’s pledge to come to Israel on his foreign trip as president.  


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