Tuesday,9 in February 2021 Coronavirus Crisis and its Consequences on Israel-Brazil Relations Brazil is one of the most affected countries by the coronavirus outbreak, with more than 40.000 deaths and 800.000 cases. The measures- or lack of measures- taken by the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro to fight against COVID-19 worsens the internal situation. In many occasions, he showed indifference for the death of the people, making controversial statements of disdain about the alarming situation of the country. In the external scenario, the confidence of other countries in Brazil is falling, which might undermine and weaken future trade relations. In the Israeli-Brazilian scenario, the current crisis puts a check on the improvement of the relation that took place when Bolsonaro came to power. Coming from the low clergy of politics and for many years not having an important role, Bolsonaro won the elections mainly because the party with which he was against, the Labour’s Party, had a past of corruption where the population was unwilling to continue voting for them. Therefore, due to a lack of strong opposition, Bolsonaro – with no other better alternatives- won the elections in 2018 and became the President of Brazil. In regards to the relationship with Israel, it had a good start and improved in many aspects. During the power of the Labour’s Party, the Brazilian position towards Israel was poor, as the former did not see the Middle East’s country as a great ally. Bolsonaro, on the other hand, turned Israel into one of its greatest allies, and even considered to move Brazil’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. His pro-Israel approach was mostly due to the support Bolsonaro has from the evangelical church who have a great love for Israel. Therefore, Bolsonaro started to increase political and commercial relations with the country. Nevertheless, the way in which the president is conducting Brazil’s politics in general and its policies taken to fight against the epidemic in Brazil worries the future of the relations between Israel and the Latin American country. Without showing political skill and economical strength during the Coronavirus outbreak, Brazil is already experiencing a major political and economic crisis. It is not all Bolsonaro’s fault- the world, unfortunately, is getting into very difficult times. But if the Coronavirus crisis is proving to be a very long one, Brazil, depending on the decisions taken by its president, should be ready for a much worst and longer crisis than the world is expecting. Although we may still not know the end of this story, the future of the relationship- both political and commercial- between Israel and Brazil is uncertain, and these questions will only be answered when the unforeseeable future arrives. SID Israel, as an NGO that strives to strengthen the relations between Israel and developing countries, hopes that they will be positive ones.