Brazil recalls envoy in protest at Israel atrocities

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    Brazil recalls envoy in protest at Israel atrocities

    Brazil has recalled its ambassador to Israel in protest at the Tel Aviv regime’s "disproportionate use of force" in the besieged Gaza Strip.

    "The Brazilian government considers unacceptable escalation of violence…. We strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the Gaza Strip, from which large numbers of civilian casualties, including women and children, resulted," the Brazilian government said in a statement on Thursday.

    "Given the seriousness of the situation, the Brazilian government voted for the resolution of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations on the subject. In addition, the ambassador of Brazil in Tel Aviv was called to Brasilia for consultations," it added.

    The event came a day after the Ecuadoran government recalled its ambassador from Tel Aviv because of the Israeli invasion of Gaza.

    “We condemn the Israeli military incursion into Palestinian territory, we require cessation of operations and indiscriminate attacks against civilians,” Ecuadoran Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said.

    Since July 8, Israeli warplanes have been pounding numerous sites in the Gaza Strip, demolishing homes and burying families in the rubble. Israeli tanks also began a ground offensive against the impoverished Palestinian land on July 17.

    In response, Palestinian resistance fighters have continued to rain a barrage of rockets into the occupied Palestinian territories.

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    Israel slams 'diplomatic dwarf' Brazil for recalling envoy to protest Gaza operation
    By HERB KEINON
    07/24/2014 10:42


    “We strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the Gaza Strip,” Brazilian Foreign Ministry says.

    Israel denounced Brazil on Thursday for recalling its ambassador to Israel for consultations in protest over the IDF’s operation in the Gaza Strip, calling it an economic power but an irrelevant diplomatic power.

    “This is an unfortunate demonstration of why Brazil, an economic and cultural giant, remains a diplomatic dwarf,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor. “The moral relativism behind this move makes Brazil an irrelevant diplomatic partner, one who creates problems rather than contributes to solutions.”

    A statement put out by the Brazilian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday announcing the recall of its ambassador said Brazil considered the “escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine” as unacceptable.

    “We strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the Gaza Strip.”

    Foreign Ministry officials were bracing for other Latin American countries to follow suit, noting that Brazil often sets the tone in South America.

    In 2010, once Brazil recognized a Palestinian state, a number of other South American countries did the same.

    One diplomatic official explained Brazil’s move as a way to ingratiate itself with the Arab and non-aligned countries in an effort to forge alliances in international forums and increase its international diplomatic status. Ultimately, the official said, Brazil feels it will need these alliances to achieve its aim of gaining a seat on the UN Security Council.

    The Foreign Ministry released a statement saying the decision “does not reflect the level of relations between the countries and ignores Israel’s right to defend itself.” Israel expected support from its friends in its struggle against Hamas, an organization recognized as a terror group by many countries around the world, the statement said.

    Brazil was one of the 29 countries that voted in the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday to probe Israel’s actions in Gaza – 17 countries abstained, and only the US opposed. One Israeli official said Brazil’s representative to the council was especially “bad” when addressing the council.

    In addition to Brazil, all the Latin American countries on the UNHRC – Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela – voted against Israel.

    By comparison, four out of the 13 African countries on the Council – Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso and Gabon – abstained in the vote.

    During Operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009, Bolivia cut ties with Israel, and Mauritania – the only Arab country besides Jordan and Egypt that had relations with Israel – recalled its envoy for consultations, a prelude to it later breaking off ties.

    Israel slams 'diplomatic dwarf' Brazil for recalling envoy to protest Gaza operation | JPost | Israel News
     
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    Just 11 countries has friend links with all others in UN. Brazil is one of them. Israhell, not.

    So, shut up your mouth, Israhell! Diplomatic dwarf is you!!! :taunt1: :finger: :brazil:
     
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    Yigal Palmor is an idiot.

    Brazil should maintain a dignified silence. With the US slowly drifting away from Israel, Israel can ill afford this type of language.
     
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    ’7-1 Is Disproportionate’ – Israeli Spokesman Responds To Brazilian Criticism Of Gaza War

    Conor Neville July 25, 2014


    Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor responded to the decision of Brazil to recall its ambassador to Israel by dubbing the country a ‘diplomatic dwarf’ and referencing the country’s 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup.


    To translate this rather confused sounding statement, Palmor’s point was that the rate of casualties on either side in a conflict is not equivalent to the scoreline in a game of football. So, while 7-1 might seem a disproportionate scoreline, the differences in the casualty rate between the Palestinians and the Israeli’s were not, in Palmor’s view, disproportionate.

    ’7-1 Is Disproportionate’ – Israeli Spokesman Responds To Brazilian Criticism Of Gaza War — Balls.ie
     
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    Football Diplomacy :notsure:
     
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    Who is Israhell to annoy Brazil's elimination in World Cup if it also was 'raped' in the field once by the Germany??

    Somebody remember this game for Yigal Palmor :taunt:

     
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    Indian FC vs Germany :redface:
     
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    Stop annoying Israel's name ..
     
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    I think hence large number of Lebanese live in Brazil, hey may start anti-Israel protestations fearing it, Brazil did this.
     
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    Lots of Nazis went to Brazil.
     
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    About the Nazis, they escaped from europeans courts for America's countries. Brazil, Argentina, USA received several Nazis criminals interested in their scientific, technological, military, etc. knowledges. None country has moral to criticize another by did this.

    Brazil received also many thousands of Syrians and Lebaneses immigrants. São Paulo is the most arabic city outside ME. Our arabs are mainly of Christian families, as Maronite and Melquite Christians escaping from Ottoman rule. Very few were moslems.

    But not this is enough to explain Brazilian diplomatic position against Israeli strikes. Our position is not based in anti-semitism. Any country worried about human rights, war conventions, international laws, would condemn Israel. For chance, Brazil was the only one to vote against Israel in UN?? So why not Israel also rise up its voice against all other, including India which voted against it too??

    Any country, independently of its feelings about jewish people, would feel offended by the Israeli foreign minister declarations, and to demand a retractation and more respect for.
     
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    Israhell who has begun all provocations. And if it thinks that has the right to defend itself against palestinian rockets, Brazil also has the same right against Israhell.

    Zionist Entity provoked my country and I will defend he by provoking she. :taunt:
     
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    You never seemed to get annoyed when other countries are called names.
     
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    yes the Jews do it everything

    why not you try some more Conspiracy Theories
     
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    Insulting the Brazilians using football, that too just after their humiliating defeat, is the dumbest thing anyone could do.

    As I said, Yigal Palmor is an idiot. He needs to be replaced by someone who is less of a zealot.
     
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    Those are pretty bad statements from the Israeli diplomats, calling some country a dwarf, and then making fun of the football loss :tsk:

    A little surprised by the strong Brazilian reaction though, that is to the extent of recalling the envoy. It doesnt affect Brazil directly does it?

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