Brazil recalls its ambassador in “Israel”


Published: 2024-02-19 20:38

Last Updated: 2024-04-23 20:42

Brazil recalls its ambassador in “Israel”
Brazil recalls its ambassador in “Israel”

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has recalled his country’s ambassador to “Israel,” according to Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo. 

The "Israeli" ambassador to Brazil was also expelled by President Lula - as reported by Hebrew Channel 13. 

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The “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned earlier Lula's comments in which he drew a comparison between the Israeli Occupation aggression against Gaza and Holocaust.

“[His remarks] crossed a red line,” said Netanyahu, “The words of the president of Brazil are shameful and alarming…This is about trivializing the Holocaust and trying to harm the Jewish people and Israel’s right to defend itself.”

The Israeli Occupation summoned the Brazilian envoy for “stern reprimand”. The decision was made by Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Israel Katz.