The newly elected president of Argentina, Javier Milei, gave his first interview to a foreign media – he told the Kfar Shabad newspaper that the nation of Israel lives on.
“From what I have learned about the history of the Jewish people, their survival against all odds, and the divine protection they have received, I am confident that they will continue to triumph. My message is to keep faith in God, stay strong and united. Finally, the world will realize the eternal truth – the nation of Israel lives on!” he said.
“I intend to keep my word. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and moving our embassy will symbolize this recognition. I hope many other countries will follow our example,” Milei said when asked about his promise to move Argentina’s embassy to Jerusalem if he becomes president.
Milei, considered a right-wing populist, is the head of the Svoboda produje bloc, which unites libertarian and liberal parties. One of the key tasks of the new president, who will take office on December 10, and his government will be to tame inflation, which has hovered around 140 percent in Argentina in recent months.
A president with a reputation as a rebel
One of the main slogans of Mileio’s presidential campaign was the fight against the established political parties, which, according to him, had destroyed Argentina. In his campaign, Milei, who enjoys support especially among young people and people from the lower social strata, has consistently attacked the domestic currency and, among other things, promised to fully replace the local currency with the dollar.