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BRUMADINHO: ISRAEL’S PUBLICITY STUNT IN BRAZIL

ISRAEL’S PUBLICITY STUNT IN BRAZIL

The tragedy of Brumadinho, where a wave of toxic mud pouring from a ruptured mining dam has so far left 84 dead and 276 missing, seemed a good public relations opportunity for both far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and his close ally, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Bolsonaro requested that a team from the Israeli army (IDF) help in rescue operations at Brumadinho, even though Brazil has a great number of military personnel in its army, navy, and air force, alongside firemen, which were already deployed in different occasions.

Bolsonaro’s could call teams from nearby countries like Chile, or even Mexico, countries used to dealing with disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis. But instead he prefered to request military assistance from a country 10.093 km from Brazil.
Why?
The answer is POLITICS!

Bolsonaro is one of Netanyahu’s new friends, whose strategy now is to seek alliances with right-wing politicians, like Matteo Salvini in Italy, Viktor Orbán in Hungary and Rodrigo Duterte in the Philipines. Bolsonaro is a former army captain with a long record of hate speech; rape apology, defense of torture and extra-judicial killings, homophobia and misogyny. In 2017 Bolsonaro was cheered in the Jewish community center “Hebraica” in Rio de Janeiro, where a racist tirade over quilombolas (Black descendants of African slaves) made the audience clap and laugh. Bolsonaro already stated that he will move the Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem, just like his mentor, Donald Trump.

Now this contingent of the Israeli army (IDF) was sent to Brazil as “humanitarian aid”, coming from an army which routinely oppresses, brutalizes and kills Palestinians in the occupied territories. It may sound like a joke. A joke in bad taste! Like “pinkwashing” and other PR strategies, this is just another stunt in order to whitewash Israel’s gross human rights violations in the occupied territories of Palestine.

Israel has no moral ground to say that is going to save Brazilian lives while is destroying Palestinian lives in its own backyard.

Shame on Bolsonaro! Shame on Netanyahu! Shame on Israel!

Carlos Latuff
Political cartoonist
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Pregnant woman and her toddler killed by #Israel airstrikes in #Gaza

Pregnant woman and her toddler killed by airstrikes in . Meanwhile, US military aid to Israel set to exceed $3.8 billion dollars. Via mondoweiss Israel airstrikes Gaza Mondoweiss


#Nakba70, The Catastrophe is NOT over!

Cartoons via mondoweiss and mintpressnews

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#UNGeneralAssembly voice shouts loud and clear: Jerusalem is the capital of #Palestine! #United4Quds

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#FreeAhedTamimi kidnapped by Israeli soldiers

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Cartoons I made about Trump’s decision on #Jerusalem reproduced in protests worldwide

Trump protest Amman Jordan December 29 2017 KHALIL MAZRAAWI AFP Getty Images

Amman, Jordan, December 29 2017 KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images

Trump protest Amman Jordan January 12 2018 AHMAD ALAMEEN AFP Getty Images

Amman, Jordan, January 12 2018, AHMAD ALAMEEN/AFP/Getty Images

Trump protest Malmo Sweden January 07 2018 Magnus Persson SOPA Images LightRocket Getty Images

Malmö, Sweden, January 07 2018, Magnus Persson/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

Protest against Trump Athens Greece December 8 2017 George Panagakis Pacific Press LightRocket Getty Images

Athens, Greece, December 8 2017, George Panagakis Pacific Press LightRocket Getty Images

Protest against Trump Nablus Palestine December 07 2017 JAAFAR ASHTIYEH AFP Getty Images

Nablus Palestine December 07 2017 JAAFAR ASHTIYEH AFP Getty Images

Protest against Trump Melbourne Australia December 13 2017 Recep Sakar Anadolu Agency Getty Images

Melbourne Australia December 13 2017 Recep Sakar Anadolu Agency Getty Images

Protest against Trump Kuala Lumpur Malaysia December 15 2017 MOHD RASFAN AFP Getty Images

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia December 15 2017 MOHD RASFAN AFP Getty Images

Protest against Trump Kuala Lumpur Malaysia December 15 2017 Mohd Daud NurPhoto Getty Images

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia December 15 2017 Mohd Daud NurPhoto Getty Images

Protest against Trump Gaza Palestine December 06 2017 Majdi Fathi NurPhoto Getty Images

Gaza Palestine December 06 2017 Majdi Fathi NurPhoto Getty Images

Protest against Trump Frankfurt Germany Dec 16 2017 Thomas Lohnes Getty Images

Frankfurt Germany Dec 16 2017 Thomas Lohnes Getty Images

Protest against Trump Frankfurt Germany Dec 16 2017 Thomas Lohnes Getty Images 2

Frankfurt Germany Dec 16 2017 Thomas Lohnes Getty Images

Protest against Trump Beirut Lebanon December 10 2017 ANWAR AMRO AFP Getty Images

Beirut Lebanon December 10 2017 ANWAR AMRO AFP Getty Images

Protest against Trump Amman Jordan December 15 2017 Shadi Nsoor Anadolu Agency Getty Images

Amman Jordan December 15 2017 Shadi Nsoor Anadolu Agency Getty Images

Protest against Trump Aceh Indonesia December 08 2017 Junaidi Hanafiah Anadolu Agency Getty Images

Aceh Indonesia December 08 2017 Junaidi Hanafiah Anadolu Agency Getty Images