Brazil's policy toward Israel and Palestine in Dilma Rousseff and Michel Temer's administrations: have there been any shifts?
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This paper analyzes Brazil's relationship with Israel and Palestine during the Rousseff (2011-2016) and Temer (2016-2018) administrations. We consider the political and economic crises in Brazil since 2014, and their consequences in foreign policy. Our question is whether there was room for changes, and we attempt to understand if there were conditions for a shift in Brazilian foreign policy for the Middle East. Therefore, our hypothesis is that in this specific period, besides public declarations, there were no deep changes. We conclude that foreign policy was conditioned by structural objectives, such as economic interests, the relationship with Arab and Jewish communities, and Brazilian international projection.