SAO PAULO (AP) – Elected President Jair Bolsonaro he plans to move his embassy again on Thursday Brazil in Israel the Tel Aviv that Jerusalem, as before United States and Guatemala.
The Prime Minister Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu, quickly welcomed the plan.
The tweet on Thursday, Bolsonaro He said: "As I mentioned earlier in the campaign, we want to move the embassy in Brazil from Tel Aviv Jerusalem. Israel It is a sovereign state and we all have to respect it. "
This was the first time since Sunday's election on Sunday that Bolsonaro had referred to plans to move the diplomatic center.
In Israel, Netanyahu issued a statement to Bolsonor. "Congratulations to my friend, the elected President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, for his intention to move the Brazilian Embassy to Jerusalem, a historic, right and exciting step!" the note said.
Netanyahu He talked to him Bolsonaro this week, congratulate him on his election victory and ask him to visit the country.
If Bolsonaro keeps his promise, Brazil will be the third country to spend its diplomatic legacy in Jerusalem, the United States and Guatemala. Paraguay also completed the transfer, but after a short while he returned to Tel Aviv's new president, Mario Abdo Benítez.
Palestinians claim that Jerusalem was captured by Israel during the 1967 war as the capital of a future state, while Israel believes that the whole city, including the Eastern Sector, where the most important religious sites are eternal capital.
Most countries maintain embassies in Tel-Aviv, claiming that Jerusalem's final status should be decided during the negotiations.