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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro visited the Western Wall with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, despite the rain pouring down.

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Bolsonaro’s visit to the Western Wall — which is located in the Old City of Jerusalem — is a clear statement of support for Israeli sovereignty over the entire capital.

The Palestinian Authority has expressed outrage over Bolsonaro’s visit to the Western Wall, and the decision to establish a diplomatic mission for Brazil in the capital. In response, the PA representative to Brazil is being recalled for “consultations.”

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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.