By Yossi Aloni
March 07, 2019
What are friends for? While Israel’s allies in America and elsewhere typically try to avoid anything that could be seen as “interference” in the Jewish state’s electoral process, Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, doesn’t seem constrained by any such reservations.
Bolsonaro will visit Israel less than a week before the upcoming national election to help Benjamin Netanyahu in the final leg of a campaign to secure his fifth term as Israel’s prime minister.
The Brazilian leader is scheduled to arrive on March 31 for a four-day visit, which is reciprocation for Netanyahu’s visit to Brazil earlier this year to take part in Bolsonaro’s inauguration.