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The federal deputy and presidential candidate of the Social Liberal
Party (PSL), Jair Bolsonaro, generated controversy this week in saying
that if elected, he intends to have the Embassy of Palestine withdrawn from Brazil, since he does not consider Palestine a country.
Bolsonaro’s statement contradicts the fact that Brazil recognized Palestine as an independent state in 2010.
to the politician, who has repeatedly defended the rapprochement of
Brazil with Israel, the installation of the Palestinian diplomatic
building in the federal capital in 2016 was the result of negotiations
by ex-President Rousseff with “terrorists” in a kind of “pull.”
negotiated with Palestine and not with the people there. You do not
negotiate with a terrorist, so that embassy on the side of the Palace,
there is no area for that,” said the deputy, as quoted by Estadão.
at the statements made by the deputy in relation to his country of
origin, the president of the Arab-Brazilian Cultural Center, businessman
Ahmed Ramadan, said in an interview that the position of the PSL
candidate in relation to Palestine clearly reflects the Israeli influence of his candidacy, a clear exchange of interests...
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