Brazil Endorses Trump's Israel-Palestine Peace Plan

Brazilian government calls the proposal, criticized by Palestinians, 'realistic and ambitious'


The Jair Bolsonaro government endorsed on Wednesday (29) the proposal presented by U.S. President Donald Trump to resolve the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. The proposal outlined by Trump on Tuesday (28) favors Israel.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a note in which it "welcomes the plan of peace and prosperity" presented by the American leader. It says that it sets a "promising vision, after more than seven decades of fruitless efforts, to resume the path towards the much-desired solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict".

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File Photo - REUTERS

Traditionally, Brazil has argued that the final status of Jerusalem should only be defined after peace negotiations that ensure the coexistence of the two states, Israel and Palestine. This is the position of the UN and followed by a large part of the international community.

According to diplomats heard by Folha, Trump's proposal contradicts Brazil's traditional position on the issue on two fronts.

First, the Brazilian government thought that the solution to the conflict should be based on direct negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis, which was not the case.

Furthermore, these diplomats say, Israel would annex territories that according to international resolutions, belong to the Palestinians.

 Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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