Jewish Leaders Welcome Opening of Brazilian Trade Office in Jerusalem

New York, NY

. . . Arthur Stark, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We welcome the decision by the government of the Federative Republic of Brazil to open a trade office in Jerusalem on Sunday, taking another step toward fulfilling President Jair Bolsonaro’s pledge to move the Brazilian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Since 1949 the seat of Israel’s government has been in Jerusalem, and for nearly 3,500 years it has been the capital of the Jewish people. We look forward to seeing Brazil move its embassy, and it is our hope that more countries will follow this courageous action in recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State."

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