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Brazilian evangelicals want Michel Temer to follow Trump on Jerusalem issue

Brazilian evangelicals want Temer to follow Trump on Jerusalem issue
Donald Trump places his hand on the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Photo: Dan Hansen

When U.S. President Donald Trump decided to declare Jerusalem — and not Tel-Aviv — as the capital of Israel, he sparked protests in the Middle East and a wave of criticism from scholars, politicians, and other nations. Some went as far as to accuse Mr. Trump of an act of war and promoting violence. But this was not the case for a particular group of people: evangelical leaders in Brazil.

“The Evangelical community welcomes Trump’s decision. It is an important step to make Israel a solid Jewish state,” Congressman Jony Marcos told the BBC. Marcos is the president of the...

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