The decision by Israel’s ambassador to Brazil, Daniel Zonshine, to arrive this Wednesday (8) at Congress for an event with former president Jair Bolsonaro and some far-right parliamentarians was interpreted by the Lula government as an obvious provocation — but not will elicit an immediate response.
Daniel has already been called to provide clarifications to the Itamaraty Palace for controversial or mistaken statements at least three times, but he maintains what the president’s diplomats and assistants define as “an absolutely wrong course”.
The discomfort is such that many believe, internally, in Planalto, that he is “not an interlocutor” for this crisis.
The order, however, is not to respond with your liver, emotionally.
Until the group of 34 people trying to leave Gaza disembarks in Brazil, the order is for pragmatism.
Minister Mauro Vieira (International Relations) sent contact to his counterpart in Israel yesterday, once again demanding a position on the departure of the Brazilians. The promise, made directly to Vieira, was to release the group yesterday, which did not happen.