In light of the harsh criticism leveled at Dani Dayan, the newly-appointed Israeli Ambassador to Brazil, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein instructed his political advisor, Oded Ben-Hur, to speak with the Brazilian ambassador to Israel on Tuesday.

During the meeting, it was made clear to the Brazilian envoy that Dayan`s appointment was very worthy and that the attempts by former Israeli diplomats to thwart the appointment should be rejected.

Edelstein wished to clarify that as a proud resident of Judea and Samaria, he could not recall ever being shunned by senior Brazilian officials. Dayan should be given the same respect, according to the Knesset Speaker.