Brazil backtracks on Jerusalem embassy move

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will apparently not move his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Ma'an News reported. Instead, he may announce the opening of a "business office" in West Jerusalem during his upcoming two-day visit to Israel, on Thursday. In January, Bolsonaro promised to follow in the footsteps of United States President Donald Trump in relocating the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The move would be a sharp shift in Brazil's foreign policy, which has constantly backed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, recently Bolsonaro and other Brazilian officials appeared to have backtracked on the embassy promise, saying the issue "continues to be under consideration," and would instead open a "business office" in Jerusalem. READ: … Continue reading Brazil backtracks on Jerusalem embassy move