With Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Israel finds another natural partner on the far-right

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Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in Brazil’s presidential election last week has won Israel a passionate new friend on the international stage. Benjamin Netanyahu immediately called to congratulate the former army officer who many describe as a neo-fascist. One might imagine that Netanyahu is simply being pragmatic in cosying up to Bolsonaro, given Brazil’s importance. But that would be to ignore an unmistakable trend: Israel has relished the recent emergence of far-right leaders across the Americas and Europe, often to the horror of local Jewish communities.

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