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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and wife Sara at Jewish community event in Rio de Janeiro

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told members of Brazil’s Jewish community at an event in Rio de Janeiro on Friday that despite doubts expressed by media — and the lack of public discussion of the matter — the plan for moving Brazil’s embassy to Jerusalem was still on track.

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“Mr. Bolsonaro said this,” Netanyahu related. “‘I will move the embassy to Jerusalem. It’s not a question of if, just a question of when.’ President Trump said the same thing. He moved the embassy. And President Bolsonaro will move the embassy as well.

“He accepted my invitation to visit Israel in the coming months and he’s going to do it, he says, by March. And I look forward to receiving him with the same spirit and the same brotherhood that he received me, and that you are receiving us.”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.