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Israel does not believe that a petition in Brazil against the appointment of Dani Dayan as Israel's envoy to that country will lead Brasilia to reject his nomination.
Dayan is a former head of the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea and Samaria, and the petition-- sent to Brazil's president because of Dayan's identification with the settlement movement – opposed his appointment on the grounds that it was a "violation of the international legitimacy and sovereignty of Brazil.”
Brazil views the settlements as illegal.
According to protocol, a host nation can reject reject the appointment of an ambassador, but this is something that happens very rarely.
One foreign Ministry official said that Israel “expected” that his candidacy would be accepted.
In 1997 Turkey rejected Israel's ambassadorial appointment at the the time, Ehud Toledano, because of alleged comments he made regarding the Armenian genocide.