Palestinians get new embassy in Brazil
The opening of the Palestinian embassy in Brazil is a first for the Western Hemisphere. (AFP/Martin Bernetti)
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A new building housing the first Palestinian embassy in the Western Hemisphere was inaugurated in Brazil.
The Palestinian envoy to Brazil, Ibrahim Alzeben, led Wednesday’s event, which was attended by Brazilian government officials, representatives of Arab countries and members of the local Arab community.
A week earlier, Alzeben attended the International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony held by the Jewish community in the Brazilian capital, saying “I could not be absent. It is very important to remember this date.”
The inauguration of the embassy comes as Brazil and Israel tussle over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s nominee to fill the vacant Israeli envoy position.
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