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Rio’s new mayor says city should have “walls like Jerusalem”


Having visited Israel dozens of times, Rio’s new mayor-elect told Jewish leaders that he wished the Brazilian city was ‘walled like Jerusalem,’ to prevent weapons & drugs from being brought in.



The mayor-elect of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, declared that Brazil’s second largest city should surround itself with “walls like Jerusalem.”

The major-elect, who is also an evangelical bishop, said the walls could prevent the entry of arms and drugs.

Old city of Jerusalem - Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Old city of Jerusalem – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

“We are living during a deep moral crisis,” he said, referring to a recent wave of violence in the city. Continue Reading »