Report: Brazilian president opposes Amb. appointment of former settler leader Dayan

There is currently no talk in the Prime Minister’s Office of scratching the appointment of Dani Dayan as Israel’s next ambassador to Brazil, a government source said Sunday following reports that Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is opposed to the appointment because Dayan was a former settlement leader.

According to a report in Yediot Ahronot,  Rousseff passed on quiet messages to Jerusalem that she is unhappy with the appointment, and that the country is concerned his appointment will be interpreted as Brazilian support for Israel’s settlement policies.

The Foreign Ministry had no comment on the matter.


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