Netanyahu’s office confirms 6-day jaunt to Brazil for Bolsonaro swearing-in

Netanyahu’s office has officially confirmed his trip to Brasilia for the inauguration of Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.

Netanyahu will embark on the six-day trip on December 27 and return on January 1, 2019, presumably following the inauguration, slated for that day.

Supporters of far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party, Jair Bolsonaro, celebrate in Rio de Janeiro, after the former army captain won Brazil’s presidential election, on October 28, 2018. (CARL DE SOUZA / AFP)

Bolsonaro, an ultra-conservative populist sometimes compared to US President Donald Trump, has vowed to move the country’s embassy to Jerusalem and shut the Palestinian mission in Brasilia.

The Prime Minister’s Office does not release any details of the trip, including whether Netanyahu will visit any other cities while in Brazil.

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