Israel's ambassador tries to blur the picture of the "forbidden" lobster dish
The Israeli social networking site was ridiculed by Israeli Ambassador to Brazil Yossi Shelly, who appeared in his Twitter account, and was joined by Brazilian President Gir Paulsonaro. It was not ironic of this intimate meeting, which was a celebration of Brazilian-Israeli relations
The Israeli social networking site was ridiculed by Israeli Ambassador to Brazil Yossi Shelly, who appeared in his Twitter account, and was joined by Brazilian President Gir Paulsonaro. It was not the irony of this intimate meeting, which was a celebration of Brazilian-Israeli relations, but of the desperate attempt by the ambassador to blur the features of a meal he had had with Polsonaro, consisting of lobster, which was taboo according to Jewish beliefs.
This picture brought a not inconsiderable amount of derision and sarcastic comments. Social media users pointed out that the transparent black obscurity failed to blur the features of the meal, which the Israeli diplomat is trying to hide. "Israel's Ambassador in Brazil urgently needs high-level Photoshop experts," said Israeli journalist Noah Landau, the chief diplomatic correspondent for the Haaretz daily.
Religious Jews deal with finfish and scales, considering that all clams are not halal. In the past, Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have been criticized by ultra-Orthodox Jews and political leaders for eating at restaurants offering meals that are not biblical, they believe. In 2014, Netanyahu was forced to make a public statement denying eating "halal" foods, following media reports of a meal he had brought with casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson on a Jewish Sabbath in a restaurant that did not follow the teachings of Jewish beliefs.
Chile has a close relationship with Poulsonaru, and was the first foreign diplomat to receive the new president less than 14 hours after winning the Brazilian election last year.
In December, Netanyahu became the first Israeli prime minister to visit Brazil, attending the inauguration ceremony of Paulsanaro. Ambassador Shelley and the Israeli Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the image of the lobster.
For his part, Paulsonaro was severely criticized in April for his comments on the Holocaust, or the so-called Holocaust, while speaking to a group of Brazilian evangelicals about his visit to the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem earlier that month. "We can forgive, but we can not forget, these are my words," Paulsonaro told the media. Those who forget their past are doomed to have no future. "
"We will never forgive, we will never forget," said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in a deliberate contradiction to what the Brazilian leader said. "No one has the right to decide who can be pardoned, and whether there should be amnesty for the Holocaust," the Yad Vashem Center said in a statement published by Reuters.
Paulsonaro responded to the criticism of his comments on the Israeli ambassador's Facebook page, saying any negative "interpretation" of his comments "is only in the interest of those who want to keep me from my Jewish friends."
Chile has a close relationship with Poulsonaru, and was the first foreign diplomat to receive the new president less than 14 hours after his election victory last year.