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March 26, 2019 12:14 pm

Bolsonaro Spokesman: Brazil’s Israel Embassy Move Requires More Study

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with then-Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro, Dec. 28, 2018. Photo: Avi Ohayon / GPO.

Brazil’s decision on whether to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem deserves deeper study, and that is what President Jair Bolsonaro is doing, his spokesman said on Monday.

General Otavio Rego Barros also told reporters in Brasilia that there was no timeline for Brazil to forfeit special and differential treatment in World Trade Organization negotiations, part of a series of agreements reached with the United States during Bolsonaro’s trip to Washington last week.

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