Brazilian President Elect Channels Inner-Trump, Announces Embassy Move To Jerusalem
Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro says he intends to move Brazil’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Bolsonaro’s announcement follows in the footsteps of President Trump’s same move earlier in the year; a move that caused both global celebrations and controversies. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately classified the announcement as “historic” and referenced Bolsonaro as a “friend.”
“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!” Netanyahu stated.
Bolsonaro says this move is a first step in fulfilling campaign promises to the people of Brazil.
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.
— Jair M. Bolsonaro (@jairbolsonaro) November 1, 2018
Mainstream Media Pushes Anti-Israel Bias, But Global Change Is In The Air
A senior Palestinian official promptly, and unsurprisingly, condemned Bolsonaro’s announcement via Yahoo!.
“These are provocative and illegal steps that will only destabilise security and stability in the region,” Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive committee, told AFP.
“It is very unfortunate that Brazil has joined this negative alliance against international law,” she went on.
Ashrawi alluded to a “negative alliance” that now actively supports Israel. Yahoo! interpreted the “negative alliance” rhetoric to mean a “small number of countries supporting the US decision” to support Israel.
Yahoo!, however, is intentionally missing the forest for the trees. The “small number of countries” is more impactful than liberal-leaning Yahoo! suggests in its article.
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Brazil’s large global influence backing pro-Israeli agendas further indicates a massive global shift in Israeli’s regional power struggles. The international community consistently touts the idea that Jerusalem’s boundaries should be negotiated between Palestine and Israel. The United States and Brazil now back Israel’s right to the entire city. Additionally, Italy recently backed Israel against international condemnation. The United States, Italy, Brazil, Ontario (Canada), The U.K., and now potentially Germany, are experiencing revolutions.
Yahoo!’s use of “small number” is a gleaming example of misinformation. Keep in mind, only a small number of countries (the United States) is actively pursuing to reset global trade balance. If Nigeria were to push global trade reform, it would similarly be a “small number of countries pushing global trade reform.”
But I think we can decipher the clear differences between two very different scales.
The media wants you to believe that Bolsonaro and Trump are extremist. The fact is, both are more likely moderates than “far-right extremists,” as media consistently touts.
Israel May Thrive In Years To Come (Think Clinton Era)
The global shift away from liberalism stands to benefit Israel in future years. In some ways, the shift is a return to the 1990’s Bill Clinton administration’s stance, which was extremely pro-Israel.
Brazil will swear in Bolsonaro as President on January 1, 2019. His election victory is playing out eerily similar to that of President Trump’s, with mainstream media around the world heavily criticizing him and labeling him as an “extreme far-right candidate.”
Bolsonaro, like Trump, supports Israeli sovereignty at the highest level. He believes Israel should determine their own capital city.
Bolsonaro supporters celebrate his 56-44 exit poll waving Brazilian and Israeli flags and a cardboard machine gun in front of his Barra home pic.twitter.com/zW9jVUiiPx
— Catherine Osborn (@cculbertosborn) October 28, 2018
Author: Jim Satney
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