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Netanyahu: Leading global right-wing politics

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23.04.2019

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro caused a big uproar in Israel after he addressed a group of evangelical pastors in Rio de Janeiro, saying that he believes the crimes of the Holocaust can be forgiven but not forgotten. The Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Centre criticised him, and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin not only criticised him but threaten him. He posted on Twitter: “We will always oppose those who deny the truth or those who wish to expunge our memory – not individuals or groups, not party leaders or prime ministers. We will never forgive and never forget.”

What Amalek did to us inscribed in our memory, the memory of an ancient people. We will always oppose those who deny the truth or those who wish to expunge our memory – not individuals or groups, not party leaders or prime ministers. We will never forgive and never forget

— Reuven Rivlin (@PresidentRuvi) April 13, 2019

A Few days before this incident happened, Bolsonaro rushed to the aid of his friend, Netanyahu, upon the request of American President, Donald Trump, to help him win the Israeli general elections, local media revealed. This comment reflects Bolsonaro’s lack of awareness of his “Jewish friend’s” sensitivities. Trump made a similar error when he addressed his supporters in the American Republic Jewish Coalition, ignoring the differences between........

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