Brazilian Leaders Strongly Support Creation of Palestine
BPNIC Briefing, January 2009
Brazilian leaders from across the political field
strongly supported Palestinian's right to exist in the face
of Israeli attacks on the occupied Palestinian territories.
The Workers Party of the Brazilian Government said the
attack by Israel in Gaza is criminal. The military actions
of the Jewish state can only be characterized as state
terrorism. Attacks cannot be answered through actions
against civilians. Retaliation against civilians is a
typical practice of the Nazi army: Lídice and Guernica are
two examples. The Foreign Ministry said the Brazilian
Government deplores the land invasion of Gaza by the Israeli
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the course of action Brazil took.
President of the Republic Luiz
Inácio Lula da Silva
Reaffirmed the position of Brazil favoring the existence of
both Palestine and Israel.
Minister of Foreign Relations
The position of the Brazilian government is against the
disproportionate use of force in Gaza.
Key advisor to the Presidency
of the Republic on foreign policy Marco Aurélio Garcia The Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip is
state terrorism. The government has sympathy for the
The President of Congress
Senator Garibaldi Alves (PMDB-RN)
Expressed dismay in the face of conflict. Called
disproportionate to the action of Israel in the conflict.
President of the Mercosul
Parliament Deputy Dr. Rosinha (PT-PR)
Defended economic sanctions against Israel.
Deputy Pedro Wilson (PT-GO) of
the Committee Representing the National Congress The insanity of war is not supported by the
civilized world and does not claim the right of defense
by Israel. The world cannot remain silent before such
Deputy Nilson Mourão (PT-AC) of
the Committee on Foreign Relations and National Defense of
Described the attack as genocide. It is a genocidal
attack that waives the negotiating table and tries to
resolve the conflict by military means.
Senator Inácio Arruda (PC do
Criticized the death of civilians in conflict and defended a
President of the Workers Party Deputy Ricardo Berzoini (PT-SP)
The attacks by the army of Israel are state terrorism. The
Israeli attacks will feed the hatred and the popular ranks
of all the organizations that fight against the U.S. and its
allies in the Middle East, increasing the world tension.
Deputy Fernando Gabeira (PV-RJ)
It is crucial to facilitate the peace negotiations in the
Deputy Paulo Pimenta (PT-RS)
The Brazilian Government is calling the resumption of negotiations and an end to the
escalation of violence.
Deputy Paulo Teixeira (PT-SP)
We take our solidarity with the Palestinian people against
the inhuman attacks of Israel.
Deputy Roberto Freire (PE),
National President of PPS
Condemns the attack against civilians. The solution to the
conflict in the Middle East is of two states for two peoples
as the determination of the UN in 1947, with the support of
Deputy Dionilso Marcon (PT)
The Palestinian people must remain strong in the resistance,
seeking further expansion of the support that has the sum of
millions of people around the world against the atrocities
promoted by Israel, especially in regards to the war crimes
committed by the Zionist army against civilians.
Deputy Nazif Mauro (PSB-RO)
The Brazilian government must take more drastic measures
against the holocaust promoted by the army of Israel.
Leader of the Workers Party in
the Legislative Assembly Deputy Simão Pedro (PT-SP)
We can not accept the justification of Israel for the
massacre. They turned the Gaza Strip in a ghetto, confined
in a small geographical area over one and a half million
people subjected to an economic blockade that condemns
people to unemployment and poverty.
Deputy Pompeo de Mattos
(PDT-RS), Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights and
Minorities of the House
Israel hits the international public awareness and is
offensive to the UN. The use of weapons of great
destructive power by Israel, the cruel siege on the civilian
population, the prevention of media coverage, are affront to
international law, the Geneva Convention and the fundamental
principles of human rights.
Others include Deputies Marcio Junqueira (DEM-RR), Jô Moraes (PCdoB-MG),
Rodrigo Rollemberg (PSB-DF), Gastão Vieira (PMDB-MA) and Antonio