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Rio De Janeiro - Israel’s Ambassador Camouflages Pricey Non-kosher Meal With Brazilian President

Published on: July 8, 2019 08:21 AM
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Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro has what appears to be a lobster lunch with Israeli ambassador Yossi Shelley, prior to the Copa America final match in Rio, where Brazil beat Peru 3-1,on July 7, 2019. (Twitter)Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro has what appears to be a lobster lunch with Israeli ambassador Yossi Shelley, prior to the Copa America final match in Rio, where Brazil beat Peru 3-1,on July 7, 2019. (Twitter)

Rio De Janeiro - An edited picture of Israel’s ambassador eating an expensive non-kosher delicacy made headlines in Brazil.

The Israeli embassy blurred with black ink what appears to be lobsters from a picture posted on social media on Sunday of Ambassador Yossi Shelley having lunch with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

While international media blamed the trick on the fact that the seafood is prohibited by Jewish law, Brazilians focused on the fact that lobster is a very expensive delicacy in the Latin American country.

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Shelley and Bolsonaro have been close friends for some time. The controversial picture was taken at a seafood restaurant in Brasília before they went to watch the Copa America final match in Rio, where Brazil beat Peru 3-1, winning the championship.

Later, the ambassador posted several photos at the Macarana stadium expressing his personal effusive support for the Brazilian team.

“Difficult to describe the feeling of being present this night of great emotion for the Brazilian people. I already feel heartfelt as part of this beautiful country,” Shelley posted adding both the Israeli and the Brazilian flags united by a heart.

In May, Bolsonaro awarded Shelley the National Order of the Southern Cross, Brazil’s highest national honor for high-ranking guests.

Shelley was the very first diplomat welcomed by Bolsonaro less than 24 hours after his electoral victory last year in a clear sign of intended close ties between Brasilia and Jerusalem after 15 years of political sparks caused by Brazil’s former far-left governments



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 Jul 08, 2019 at 08:53 AM shimonyehuda Says:

OY VEY!!!!!!!!!!

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 Jul 08, 2019 at 09:47 AM Secular Says:

I think they also blacked out Shelley’s Peyos .

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 Jul 08, 2019 at 10:54 AM Anonymous Says:

What is the big deal, as most Israelis are not observant?

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 Jul 08, 2019 at 12:14 PM Anonymous Says:

probably will eat fejuada this week also. it is full of triefe meat

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 Jul 08, 2019 at 04:10 PM 5TResident Says:

Despite having been to Eretz Yisroel many times, I am still amazed that a large percentage of Israelis are chazer-treif, and in fact mock those who keep kosher. I mean, this is Eretz Yisroel - to be treif here is the ultimate insult to Hashem. I remember my trip to Eretz Yisroel in 1984, I was very excited to travel to a place where kashrus wouldn't be a problem. I thought all of the restaurants would be kosher. Oy was I disappointed. I'm still disappointed to this day that one needs to check the Teudah of restaurants in Yerushalayim, even those within sight distance of the Kosel!

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 Jul 08, 2019 at 10:15 PM Anonymous Says:

Whos shocked now? They’re all secular chazir treif Zionists. The sad part is when they say they represent Jews. They cldnt be further from Judaism as whoever still thought they are can spit in the lobster.

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 Jul 09, 2019 at 03:48 AM Greener Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

Whos shocked now? They’re all secular chazir treif Zionists. The sad part is when they say they represent Jews. They cldnt be further from Judaism as whoever still thought they are can spit in the lobster.

What is even worse, Shelley, that SCTZ (secular chazir treif Zionist), is wearing a light blue shirt. Everyone knows that a frum Yid only wears white shirts.

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 Jul 09, 2019 at 07:20 AM Anonymous Says:

To #5- Don't be so naive; in addition to keeping trefe, there are Israelis who engage in organized crime, and bring their specialty here, when they come here, including racketeering, and extortion of other Israelis. Also, there are Israelis who have engaged in heinous crimes.

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