Israel considers the whole of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians seek East Jerusalem as the capital of a hoped-for Palestinian state. The decision has been hailed by Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu.
Asked in an interview with Israel Hayom published yesterday if he would move Brazil's embassy, as he had indicated during his campaign, Bolsonaro said Israel should decide where its capital is located.
"I congratulate my friend, the elected president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, on his intention to move the Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem", he wrote.
The United States officially moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14.
It was the first time since his election victory on Sunday that Bolsonaro referred to his plan to move the embassy.
Other countries that followed in the move were Guatemala and Paraguay.
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Falling from Taft Point, where visitors take selfies and record the breathtaking view, the couple experienced an 800 feet fall. Park officials do not plan to install any more railings at the overlook, she said. " Yosemite is an inherently wild place".
Brazilian far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro said there was no point maintaining diplomatic relations with Cuba because it trampled on human rights and there was no business to be done with the communist-run island.
Israel regards Jerusalem as its "eternal and undivided" capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war - as the capital of a future state.
Bolsonaro was elected as Brazil's next president on Oct.28 and plans to take office on January 1.
Rubens Barbosa, a former Brazilian ambassador to Washington, believes that ultimately Bolsonaro will backtrack on his most radical foreign policy positions.
Rubens Barbosa, former Brazilian Ambassador to the USA, has warned that such a move could hurt Brazil's exports to the Middle East. "Brazil would be throwing away $6 billion per year in poultry sales to Arab countries", he said, as cited by Associated Press.
Bolsonaro has outraged many with his derogatory comments against women, gay people and blacks, and his support for the torture used by Brazil's brutal military regime which ruled from 1964 to 1985.