The Brazilian government has condemned the “disproportionate use of force” by Israel in its offensive in Gaza and decided to recall its ambassador from Tel Aviv.
"We strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the Gaza Strip, from which large numbers of civilian casualties, including women and children, resulted," Brazil’s foreign ministry said in a statement in its website late Wednesday.
Foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said Israel was disappointed by the decision, (….)
“This is an unfortunate demonstration of why Brazil, an economic and cultural giant, remains a diplomatic dwarf,” said Palmor.
“The moral relativism behind this move makes Brazil an irrelevant diplomatic partner, one who creates problems rather than contributes to solutions.”
I am as usual pleased with our government’s foreign policy, but also amused at how often out diplomacy is so often dismissed by those with more power. In 2010, when the US government trampled over the nuclear deal Turkey and Brazil managed to achieve with Iran, Hilary Clinton argued that those two countrie’s diplomatic initiatives were diplomatically naive.
I’m also amused I can’t find Palmor’s full declaration in english because it was a deal more rude, trivial and pathetic than just the “trouble-making diplomatic dwarf” namecalling: he went as far as to use Brazil’s recent defeat by Germany in the recent Football World Cup to ironize Brazilian’s accusations that their use of military violence was disproportionate:
”(…)what does it mean, proportionate? This is not football. In football when you see a game ending in 1:1 or 2:2, you think of course, it is proportionate, and if it is 7:1 it is not proportionate. I’m sorry to say, but that’s not the way it is in real life and under international law.”
lmao okay sure mr Palmor, you sure told us!!! :p
Did you see how our Minister of Foreign Relations replied to the dissing from Israel, too? It was something akin to “It’s not really wise to dish out the name-calling towards friendly nations. Furthermore, we have been at peace with our neighboring nations for over 140 years, while since 1948 Israel has been unable to exist without warring against its neighbors." Alfinetada classuda do caralho.
im seeing a lot of stuff about andreja pejic on my dash so just a reminder that she’s anti-black and has unapologetically used the n slur and has DEFENDED her use of it
she jokes about date rape too it’s pretty weird to see otherwise sensible people reblogging her web content.