Is Brazil Preparing to Break Ties With Israel?
Israel slams “diplomatic dwarf” Brazil for recalling envoy to protest Israeli anti-terrorist operation
The Brazilian socialist government on Thursday recalled its ambassador to Israel for consultations in protest over the IDF’s (Israel Defense Force) operation against the Islamic terrorist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
A statement put out by the Brazilian foreign ministry said that Brazil considers “escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine” as unacceptable. “We strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the Gaza Strip.”
The Israeli Foreign Ministry immediately slammed Brazil for the move.
“This is an unfortunate demonstration of why Brazil, an economic and cultural giant, remains a diplomatic dwarf,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor.
Palmor added, “The moral relativism behind this move makes Brazil an irrelevant diplomatic partner, one who creates problems rather than contributes to solutions.”
During Operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009, Bolivia recalled its envoy for consultations, a prelude to that country later breaking off ties.
Is Brazil also preparing itself to break off its ties with Israel?
Brazil was one of the 29 countries in the UN Human Rights Council that voted Wednesday to probe Israel’s actions against Islamic terrorists in Gaza (17 countries abstained, and only the U.S. opposed).
One Israeli official said that Brazil’s representative to the council was especially “bad” to Israel when addressing the council.
As a Brazilian citizen, I ask forgiveness for the wicked way Israel was treated by the Brazilian socialist government in the UN.
In its ideological enmity to Israel, the Brazilian government does not represent me and millions of Christians who support Israel.
The Brazilian diplomacy has been worse than a dwarf. It has been a disaster. The socialist government of Venezuela has been massacring its own students, who protest against human rights abuses, and the Brazilian government has moronically sided with the government, not with the people, of Venezuela.
If Brazil wants to use its position in the UN to be “bad” to a nation, it should choose Venezuela, China or Cuba, not Israel.
If Brazil breaks off its ties with Israel, my family and I will renounce our Brazilian citizenship.
With information from the Jerusalem Post.
Portuguese version of this article: Brasil está se preparando para romper relações com Israel?
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