Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, moral leader of all civilized humanity

Brazil’s outspoken Lula stands ground, asserts Israel committing genocide in Gaza

Feb 24, 2024

Brazil’s president repeats his recent assertion that the Israeli regime is committing genocide in Gaza, braving the repercussions that have come to affect his country’s ties with the Israeli regime and its main ally, the US.

“What…Israel is doing is not a war, it is genocide, because it is killing women and children,” Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said at an event in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

“It is a genocide. Thousands of children are dead and thousands are missing. Soldiers are not dying. Women and children are dying at the hospital,” he said. “If that’s not genocide, I don’t know what genocide is,” he exclaimed.

“I do not exchange my dignity for falsehood,” said Lula, who once again spoke in favor of the creation of a “free and sovereign” Palestinian state.

No earlier than on Sunday, Lula had unequivocally lambasted the Israeli regime’s savagery in its October-present military aggression against the coastal territory, which has so far killed more than 29,500 Palestinians, mostly women and children.

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By raising his voice against Israel, Lula places Brazil at the forefront of movement that opposes massacres in Gaza

Feb 21, 2024

By raising his tone, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva puts Brazil in the leading role of the movement that opposes Israel’s actions against Palestinians. That’s the opinion of experts heard by Brasil de Fato about the political scenario and diplomatic clash between Brazil and Israel. They say Brazil’s stance may resonate among global South nations and encourage other countries to take a stance on the current war in the Middle East.

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“At this moment, it’s possible that Lula will lead the movement with South Africa and other countries that have suspended diplomatic relations with Israel. This could be seen as a sign that Israel is losing support for its crime against humanity,” says historian Arlene Clemesha, director of the Center for Arab Studies at the University of São Paulo (USP, in Portuguese).

“Lula took a political position when he called the events in Gaza a genocide. For a long time now, accusations against Israel have been accumulating, and this is becoming normal. Lula raised his tone to call people’s attention, and [he] is in a very favorable context,” says Reginaldo Nasser, a professor of Foreign Affairs at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP, in Portuguese). The Brazilian president made the statement during the 37th African Union Summit.

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Brazil’s first lady calls Israeli gov’t ‘genocidal,’ denies antisemitism by Lula

Feb 21, 2024

Brazilian first lady Janja Lula da Silva on Monday called the Israeli government genocidal and denied assertions that Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had engaged in antisemitism by comparing Israel’s war against Hamas to the Holocaust.

“The speech referred to the genocidal government and not to the Jewish people,” she wrote on social media.

Journalists refused to publish graphic images of dead Palestinian children and were hiding a genocide in Gaza, the first lady said.

“I am proud of my husband, who since the beginning of this conflict in the Gaza Strip has defended peace and especially the right to life of women and children, who are the majority of victims,” she said. “I am sure that if President Lula had experienced the Second World War, he would have defended the right to life of the Jews in the same way.”

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Colombia, Bolivia back Brazil’s Lula in Israel row over Gaza war comments

Feb 21, 2024

Colombia and Bolivia are backing Brazil as its diplomatic row with Israel escalated after President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva accused Israel of committing genocide in Gaza, comparing its actions with the Holocaust.

Gustavo Petro and Luis Arce, the presidents of Colombia and Bolivia respectively, both expressed “solidarity” with Lula on Tuesday, after he was slammed by Israel for calling its war on Gaza a “genocide” against Palestinians and compared it with Adolf Hitler’s campaign to exterminate the Jewish people during the Holocaust.

“In Gaza there is a genocide and thousands of children, women and elderly civilians are cowardly murdered,” Petro said on X. “Lula has only spoken the truth and the truth is defended or barbarism will annihilate us. The entire region must unite to immediately end the violence in Palestine.”

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‘It’s a genocide’: Brazil’s Lula compares war on Gaza to Holocaust

Feb 18, 2024

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva compared Israel’s killing of Palestinians in Gaza to the Nazi genocide against Jews during World War Two, sparking Israeli backlash.

“What is happening in the Gaza Strip with the Palestinian people has no parallel in other historical moments. In fact, it did exist when Hitler decided to kill the Jews,” Lula said on Sunday during the 37th African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

The Israeli foreign ministry said it would summon the Brazilian ambassador over the remarks, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labelled as “disgraceful and grave”.

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“This is a trivialisation of the Holocaust and an attempt to attack the Jewish people and the right of Israel to self-defence. Drawing comparisons between Israel and the Nazis and Hitler is to cross a red line,” Netanyahu said.

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