News Briefs

  8/13/2014, Av 17, 5774

Rivlin Apologizes to Brazil Over 'Diplomatic Dwarf' Comment

President Reuven Rivlin apologized to his Brazilian counterpart for a remark by a foreign ministry spokesman calling the Latin American powerhouse a "diplomatic dwarf," AFP reported on Tuesday.

The comment in July was made by spokesman Yigal Palmor after Brazil criticized Israel's military campaign in Gaza as excessive and recalled its envoy in Tel Aviv.