By COLlive staff
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while on a six-day visit to Brazil to take part in the inauguration of Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, visited a synagogue in Rio.
Some 500 members of the Jewish community on Friday afternoon warmly welcomed Netanyahu, his wife Sara, and Bolsonaro at the Kehilat Yaacov synagogue in the heart of Copacabana, Rio’s most heavily Jewish-populated neighborhood.
At a meeting with representatives of Brazil’s large Jewish community, Netanyahu said that Bolsonaro told him that it was a matter of “when, not if” he will move his country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
At a reception of Jewish community leaders, Netanyahu was warmly greeted by guests including Rabbi Gavriel Abutbul and his son-in-law Rabbi Chaim Dayan.