The Israeli Prime Minister, in fact, does not listen to the Democrats in the United States and is much more aligned with Republican thoughts. Because Netanyahu is not listening to his greatest ally, Lula thinks that the situation is likely to get worse and that the prime minister is out of control.
[Netanyahu] does not listen to Joe Biden and Antony Blinken, who is the United States Secretary of State, asked Israel a few days ago to ease up, but the Israeli government does not ease up. This means that Israel’s greatest ally is unable to stop the escalation of the war. (…) Netanyahu doesn’t care about the Democrats. He is a right-wing extremist and his group in the United States is more like Donald Trump and the Republicans. Kennedy Alencar
Given the situation, Lula believes that international pressure on Netanyahu must increase and, therefore, stated that Israel acts like Hamas. The president has even adopted a more aggressive tone than Itamaraty himself, even for diplomatic reasons.
Diplomacy has its limits and Mauro Vieira, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will use the words that diplomacy allows. Lula is a political leader and has to have a political position. (…) Lula said that Israel acts like Hamas, that is, a State is behaving like a terrorist organization in Lula’s opinion. Kennedy Alencar
In addition to the apparent dissatisfaction with the United States’ power of interference in the conflict, Lula was also moved when he met with the Brazilians who were in Gaza and were repatriated. This meeting reinforced the president’s rising tone and he even thinks that the Israeli government has been taken over by the extreme right.
Lula thinks there is a capture of the government by the extreme right. Netanyahu is the Bolsonaro of Israel and he said State of Israel because the Judiciary and the Legislature do not stop the massacre that is happening in Gaza. Then, Lula made his most serious and strongest statement about the conflict when he spoke of the equivalence between what Hamas did and what Israel is doing. Kennedy Alencar