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Lula in Israel Amidst Iran Controversy

By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva arrived in Jerusalem last Sunday, the first time the country's head of state has visited Israel. While warm words of bilateral cooperation and welcome were exchanged in the media, Lula and Brazil are expected to face criticism and requests for explanation over the country's refusal to denounce Iran, as well as a perceived prior 'negative' diplomatic attitude toward Israel.

President Lula will be received in Jerusalem for a few days, before his party moves on to meetings with counterparts in Jordan . . .

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