Report: Brazil’s president recalls ambassador to Israel for talks

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a press conference in Addis Ababa on February 18, 2024. (Ricardo STUCKERT / Brazilian Presidency / AFP)
Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a press conference in Addis Ababa on February 18, 2024. (Ricardo STUCKERT / Brazilian Presidency / AFP)

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has recalled his ambassador to Israel for consultations, according to a column in newspaper Folha de S. Paulo published today.

The Brazilian ambassador was summoned by Israel’s foreign minister for a reprimand, following comments by Lula likening Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza to the Holocaust.

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