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Brazil calls ambassador in Tel Aviv for consultations amid diplomatic crisis with Israel

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-02-20 05:07

This photo taken on Feb 19 shows Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz standing next to the Brazilian ambassador to Israel, Frederico Meyer in Yad Vashem, at the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre, in Jerusalem. [Photo/Agencies]

BRASILIA -- The Brazilian government on Monday called its ambassador in Tel Aviv Frederico Meyer back to the country for consultations after President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva voiced harsh criticism of Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, in response to the fact that Israel summoned the diplomat for statements, the Brazilian foreign ministry confirmed.

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