Brazil’s only Jewish congressman accused of Nazi behavior

Fellow lawmaker says attempt to impeach Brazilian president for corruption akin to behavior of Hitler and Mussolini.JTA, 7/16/2017, 8:25 PM

Brazil denied 16,000 visas to Jews during Nazi regime

Not even Albert Einstein's request for a visa was granted during years of increasing Nazi persecution and the Holocaust.JTA, 6/29/2017, 4:07 PM

Brazilian dentists demand employment permits

Knesset holds meeting to find a way to okay Brazilian university degrees - even though they're not identical to Israeli degrees.JTA, 6/28/2017, 2:03 PM

Senior Brazilian official visits Samaria on private tour

Brazilian official request private tour of Samaria, says the tour changed his view of the Jewish communities.Chana Roberts, 6/12/2017, 12:20 PM

Watch: Baby starts walking - minutes after being born

Nurse activates 'walking' reflex while trying to bathe a newborn bay. Watch as the baby sets out on her own two feet just after being born.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/30/2017, 11:05 AM

Sheldon Adelson pitches Brazilian president on $8 billion casino

Billionare mogul seeks to build $8 billion casino in Rio de Janeiro as rumors persist that Brazil will legalize gambling after 70 years.JTA, 5/11/2017, 3:31 PM

'There are no settlements'

Israeli Ambassador to Brazil Yossi Shelley tells Brazillian newspaper there are no settlements, but 'areas under war.'JTA, 5/10/2017, 7:30 PM

Elbit to supply equipment to Brazil Marine Corps

Elbit Systems wins $40 million contract to upgrade advanced command and control capabilities for Brazil's Marine Corps.Mordechai Sones, 5/10/2017, 11:33 AM

Rio mayor: Israel is very important to us

Mayor of Rio de Janeiro praises Jewish State following 69th anniversary of Israel's founding. 'a strong democracy surrounded by atrocities'.JTA, 5/8/2017, 5:57 PM

Watch: Brazilian protesters clash with Police

Police fire tear gas at an out of control protest in Brazilian capital., 4/26/2017, 3:20 PM

An Israeli solution to Brazil's sewage problem

Giant state to use Israeli patent that turns sewer sludge into sterile fertilizer. Goal: 400 sewage treatment plants.Mordechai Sones, 4/24/2017, 4:47 PM

Brazil blasts 'illegal settlements'

Brazil blasts Israel's approval of new construction in Judea and Samaria, calls for creation of Palestinian state.Ben Ariel, 4/5/2017, 3:46 AM

Brazil changes Sabbath-desecrating test

Brazil’s national high school moves exam from Shabbat after Jewish lobbying.JTA, 3/13/2017, 2:10 PM

Israeli paintings stolen in Brazil

Jewish women's group calls off art exhibition in Rio, Brazil, after paintings by 35 Israeli women stolen in transit.JTA, 2/26/2017, 6:30 PM

Fed up Israeli passenger removed from Colombia flight

Israeli gets booted from Colombia plane after 'threatening' to detonate a bomb.JTA, 2/25/2017, 11:47 PM

Report: Hezbollah targeted Israeli diplomats in Brazil

Classified documents reveal Islamic terror group planned terror attacks on Israeli officials in Brazil in 1989.JTA, 2/5/2017, 10:28 PM

Brazil's president attends Holocaust remembrance service

President Michel Temer attended a service at the country's largest synagogue to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.JTA, 1/31/2017, 4:23 AM

Israel and Brazil strengthen ties

Brazilian government affirms Yossi Shelley as Israeli ambassador after refusing to affirm Danny Dayan due to Palestinian pressure.Nitzan Keidar, 1/17/2017, 5:00 PM

4 skinheads arrested in Brazil for plan to attack Jews

Four skinheads who reportedly were planning an attack on a group also carrying anti-Jewish neo-Nazi propaganda arrested in Sao Paulo.JTA, 1/10/2017, 3:54 AM

60 killed in Brazil prison riot, 300 inmates may have escaped

About 60 people were killed during a prison riot in Brazil in which rival drug gangs began killing each other.Gary Willig, 1/2/2017, 11:02 PM

Where's the ambassador?

Police in Rio de Janeiro say Greek ambassador to Brazil has gone missing. Investigation underway to locate missing ambassador.Gary Willig, 12/29/2016, 5:51 PM

Body of Jewish man dug up, replaced with other body in Brazil

The family of a Jewish man in Brazil who passed away seven years ago were shocked to find the body of lying out of his grave.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2016, 6:07 PM

Brazilian court drops bribery charges against Jewish billionaire

Brazilian federal court drops charges against Jewish billionaire banker Joseph Safra.JTA, 12/16/2016, 2:28 AM

300% jump in Aliyah from Brazil

Jewish immigration from Brazil to Israel reaches highest level since 1970s.David Rosenberg, 11/20/2016, 5:27 PM

Rio's new mayor to celebrate victory in Israel

Mayor-elect of Rio de Janeiro, a prominent evangelical leader, to celebrate his victory in Israel.JTA, 11/4/2016, 5:50 AM

Italian man arrested for anti-Semitic slurs against Jewish man

Italian passenger arrested after yelling anti-Semitic slurs to a kippah-wearing Brazilian Jewish man at an airport in Rio de Janeiro.JTA, 10/21/2016, 6:24 AM

Rio party labels Peres an 'ideologue of terrorism'

Rio City Council member files lawsuit against the PSOL political party for calling Shimon Peres an accessory to terror and genocide.JTA, 10/21/2016, 3:51 AM

Israeli man arrested trying to leave Brazil with cocaine

Israeli man arrested trying to cross the Brazilian border with Bolivia carrying cocaine in the fake bottoms of two suitcases.JTA, 9/9/2016, 4:34 AM

Brazilian president impeached following scandal

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first female president, removed from office as left-wing Workers' Party loses power for first time since 2002.David Rosenberg, 9/1/2016, 12:04 PM

Brazil steps up Olympics security amid terror threat

Concerns about Islamist attacks like those in Argentina in the 90's have sparked a major upswing in security surrounding the Olympic Games.ILTV, 8/4/2016, 7:50 AM

7 things to know about the Jews of Brazil

As the attention of the world turns to Rio for the Olympics, Jews take a big part in organizing the enormous event.Marcus Moraes, 8/2/2016, 10:48 PM

Brazilian journalist who called Israel a 'Nazi state' loses suit

Brazil Jews win a nearly decade-long lawsuit started by a journalist who claimed he was gagged for calling Israel a "Nazi state."JTA, 7/21/2016, 5:02 AM

Brazilian university: Zionism is racism

Job listing at Brazilian university seeks a teacher for a class on "Zionism, Nazism and Apartheid- as racism."Gil Ronen, 7/20/2016, 9:59 PM

Brazilian U rector apologizes for anti-Semitic public notice

Rector of Brazilian federal university apologizes to Jewish community over public notice seeking to hire "racial-ethnic relations" educator.JTA, 7/20/2016, 5:49 AM

Brazilian evangelists - Israel's next great ally?

IFCJ launches a new campaign to raise Israel support among growing evangelical community in Brazil, which is world's largest following US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2016, 8:35 PM

2 Brazilian senators associate Holocaust with political crisis

Two Brazilian senators compare the Holocaust to Brazil's political environment following President Rousseff's suspension.JTA, 5/20/2016, 6:31 AM

Swastikas painted in Rio Jewish neighborhood

Swastikas found daubed on walls in Rio de Jeneiro's Copacabana neighborhood; Jewish leader calls for investigation.JTA, 5/19/2016, 5:46 PM

Israeli app to guide Olympics-goers through Rio streets

Israeli app 'Moovit' guides tourists and locals alike along the safest routes to and between Olympic events.JTA, 5/17/2016, 8:52 PM

Friend to Jewish community named Brazil's president

Elevation of Michel Temer as Brazil's president expected to result in a less strained relationship between Brazil and Israel.JTA, 5/16/2016, 6:31 AM

'Rabbi's guest' steals $150,000 in Brazil

Jewish neighborhood in Sao Paulo repeatedly targeted by burglar pretending to be a Jew; police release him after he pays $235 bail.JTA, 5/13/2016, 7:43 AM

Brazilian senate suspends president Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian president suspended from her position by Senate, pending impeachment proceedings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2016, 2:53 PM

Israeli app to guide Olympics-goers through Rio streets

Israeli app Moovit to guide tourists and local residents at the Rio Olympic and Paralympics Games this summer.JTA, 5/12/2016, 4:28 AM

Dutch Noah’s Ark replica sailing to Brazil for Olympic Games

Dutch Christian organization plans to sail 'replica' of Noah's Ark to Brazil for 2016 Summer Olympics.JTA, 4/30/2016, 9:51 PM

Brazilian congress votes to impeach president Rousseff

Senate will next vote on whether to pursue an impeachment trial.Shoshana Miskin, 4/18/2016, 8:12 AM

Brazilian Christians give Israeli tourism a 'like'

The number of Brazilians who have "liked" Israel's Ministry of Tourism Facebook profiles in Portuguese has exceeded 2 million.JTA, 4/12/2016, 5:28 AM

First-ever Haggadah released for Anousim

Hebrew-Portuguese Haggadah debuts to help descendants of Jews forced to convert return to their roots.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/6/2016, 8:52 PM

Athletes murdered in Munich to be honored at Rio games

Brazilian, Israeli officials to hold ceremony commemorating massacred Israelis athletes during 2016 summer Olympic games.Shoshana Miskin, 3/20/2016, 4:13 PM

Israel cancels Dayan appointment, then backtracks

After eight months of diplomatic standoff with Brasilia, Israel withdraws nominee, only to reverse course, claiming "technical error".Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2016, 1:18 PM

Brazilian olim exchange Carnival for Purim

Dozens of olim from Brazil arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, ready to start their new life as Israeli citizens.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/14/2016, 7:15 PM

Rio rabbi: OK to kill bugs on Shabbat

Zika virus leads Chabad envoy to declare mosquitos can be killed on Shabbat, for they threaten life.Gil Ronen, 3/8/2016, 3:45 AM

Drunk knife-wielding monkey attacks Brazil bar

After chugging a glass of rum, pernicious primate grabs a knife and starts chasing men, leaving women alone in a clear case of sexism.Ari Yashar, 2/19/2016, 11:36 AM

Israel denies dropping Dani Dayan as Brazil ambassador

Foreign Ministry dismisses reports Israel to drop Dayan as envoy due to Brazilian opposition; 'we don't have a fallback position.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2016, 2:41 PM

'Dayan will not be Israel's envoy to Brazil'

'Let's not delude ourselves,' asserts MK Berko at Knesset meeting after six months of silence from Brazil over the appointment.Hezki Baruch, 2/7/2016, 2:50 PM

Embassy of 'Palestine' established in Brazil

PA erects its first embassy in the Americas, raising the security concerns of locals over the 'sovereign Hamas area.'Shoshana Miskin, 2/4/2016, 8:23 PM

Zika virus declared a global emergency

WHO, criticized for being asleep at the wheel on Zika like Ebola, snaps into action as Brazil reports 4,000 birth defects and virus spreads.Ari Yashar, 2/1/2016, 10:55 PM

200 Brazilian academics join the boycott of Israel

Brazilian diplomats and prominent academic figures protest against ‘occupied territories, racist policy and apartheid’.Shoshana Miskin, 1/25/2016, 10:47 AM

Brazil: Israel made 'a mistake' appointing Dayan

Same Brazilian official who accused Israel of 'genocide' in 2014 says appointing a 'settlement' leader was a 'misstep' on Jerusalem's part.Cynthia Blank, 1/20/2016, 3:50 PM