Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein released the following statement:
The ZOA congratulates Jair Bolsonaro on winnng Brazil’s presidential election in the runoff election on October 28. The ZOA also strongly praises President-elect Bolsonaro for promptly after the election vowing to follow through on his campaign promise to move the Brazilian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
President-elect Bolsonaro wrote on Facebook: “As previously stated during our campaign, we intend to transfer the Brazilian Embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. Israel is a sovereign state and we shall duly respect that.” (See “Brazil President-Elect Vows to Move Embassy to Jerusalem,” Newsmax, Nov. 1, 2018)
It is a pleasure to see that more and more nations are joining President Donald Trump’s lead (see “ZOA Praises President Trump for Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem,” May 14, 2018), and are respecting Israel’s sovereignty and moving their embassies to Israel’s eternal capital Jerusalem.
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s stated: “I congratulate my friend Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro for his intention to move the Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem, a historic, correct and exciting step!”
ZOA wishes President-elect Bolsonaro much success in his term of office, which begins in January.