Brazil withdraws its ambassador to Israel and does not appoint a replacement

Brazil withdraws its ambassador to Israel and does not appoint a replacement

He Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” Da Silvahe retired to his ambassador to Israel, Frederico Meyer, and sent it as his special representative in Geneva, as published this Wednesday in the official bulletin. No replacement was named in the statement.

The official’s departure occurs a few months after the president of Brazil called him to return to the country. This event took place after the Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katzwill summon Meyer to inform him that Lula was considered “persona non grata” in the Middle Eastern country.

Israel’s measure was in response to the Brazilian president’s statements in which compared Israel’s war in the Gaza Strip to the Holocaust.

Since then, Meyer did not return to the Jewish Stateand neither will it do so soon since will be special representative of Brazil to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva.

The crossing between Israel and Brazil over the war in Gaza

During the 37th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), held in February of this year, The Brazilian leader criticized the war that Israel maintains in the Gaza Strip, where more than 36,000 Palestinians died.

“What is happening in the Gaza Strip is not a war, it is a genocide”Lula said and compared it to the Holocaust by pointing out that “a war between a very prepared army against women and children had not occurred before in history, except when Hitler decided to kill the Jews.”

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Lula Da Silva and Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged statements about Israel’s war in Gaza.

After this event, the Israeli Foreign Minister summoned the Brazilian ambassador to the Holocaust Museum and noted: “This place testifies more than anything else to what the Nazis and Hitler did to the Jews, including members of my family.”

He Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu He also reacted to these sayings and He described Lula’s words as “shameful and serious.” In an official statement, he argued that seek to “trivialize the Holocaust” and Israel’s right to defend itself.

The attacks in Gaza have taken place since October 7 after the Hamas attack on Israeli soil in which some 1,200 people died and more than 250 were taken hostage. Since then, Israel fights to eradicate the terrorist organization and assures that its objective is to destroy the last large formations of Hamas fighters sheltered in Ráfah and rescue the hostages who are still in the territory.

Source: Ambito

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