Brazil has qualms about the ongoing bloodbath in Gaza, so they recalled their ambassador to Israel for consultations. Apparently Israel's diplomats aren't happy about this. More below.
In a statement on Wednesday, Brazil condemned what it said was a "disproportionate use of force" by Israel in its Gaza Strip offensive by pulling out its ambassador from Tel Aviv for "consultation."Then Palmor brought up the 7-1 defeat of Brazil's soccer team.
At first, the official reaction from Israel appeared sanguine. [...]
Things soon took a turn for the worse. “This is an unfortunate demonstration of why Brazil, an economic and cultural giant, remains a diplomatic dwarf,” Israeili Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said on Thursday, the Jerusalem Post reports. “The moral relativism behind this move makes Brazil an irrelevant diplomatic partner, one who creates problems rather than contributes to solutions.”
Being publicly humiliated might not play as well there as it does here because the pols in Brazilia actually have spines; one suspects the formerly warm relations between Brazil and Israel will take a chillier turn.