Netanyahu: Brazilian leader said embassy move a matter of ‘when, not if’

The Times of Israel reports: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Brazilian Jewish leaders on Sunday that Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro informed him that he would like to relocate the Latin American country’s mission from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

‘It’s a question of when, not if,’ Netanyahu said, according to a source present at the meeting.

The statement came after Netanyahu and Bolsonaro met on Friday, and after an Israeli government source insisted Saturday that Brazil’s embassy move to Jerusalem was merely ‘a matter of time.’

‘The situation is similar to [US President Donald] Trump’s declaration’ that he planned to move the US embassy in December of 2017, the source said. ‘He declared it and he carried it out later on.’ The US embassy move took place in May of 2018, six months after Trump stated his intention to do so…”

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