Iran denounces Brazil's plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

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"According to the law, the prime minister does not have to resign during the hearing process". And President Bolsonaro will move the embassy as well.

Netanyahu is in Brazil to attend incoming President Jair Bolsonaro's January 1 inauguration. Authorities launched the largest security operation ever for a Brazilian presidential inauguration, mobilising over 3000 police officers, firefighters, and soldiers.

Right-winger Jair Bolsonaro keen to turn country into bastion of conservatism in Latin America.

Organizers say almost 50 people participated in the protest at the intersection of Bay and Bloor streets outside the Brazilian consulate.

His past remarks made it clear he was referring to policies implemented by the Workers Party, which governed between 2003 and 2016 but ended up reviled for a string of corruption scandals. Journalists were made to arrive at locations seven hours before festivities began, and many complained on Twitter of officials confiscating food they had brought for the wait. She said Bolsonaro represented a historic moment for her country - a moment she couldn't miss.

Supporters of Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro watch as the presidential convoy heads to the National Congress for his swearing-in ceremony in Brasilia.

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An estimated half-million spectators were expected to cheer Bolsonaro in Brasilia.

Bolsonaro has said he wants closer ties with the USA and Israel, breaking with decades of centre-left policies which sought to position Brazil as a Latin American power nurturing relations with all countries.

Still, he has come under intense pressure from Brazil's powerful agriculture sector not to do so, as it could hurt Brazilian exports to Arab nations. He has courted US President Donald Trump, a politician he admires and emulates.

As a clear sign of that diplomatic shift, Bolsonaro plans to move the Brazilian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, breaking with Brazil's traditional support for a two-state solution to the Palestinian issue.

Mr Bolsonaro has been scathing in his criticism of the left-wing governments of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, and cancelled invitations to their leaders.

Far right Congressman Bolsonaro won a runoff election in Brazil against leftist candidate ex-Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad, claiming 55 percent of the vote, in October. Bolsonaro's middle name is Messias, or Messiah in English, and many supporters believe he was chosen by God to lead Brazil, an assertion bolstered after Bolsonaro survived a stabbing during a campaign rally in September.

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