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

Watch: Gathering holy sparks with Brazillian bossa nova

Follow fascinating journey of a Jerusalem native to Europe, back home and back to Judaism, and on to Brazil to spread recognition of God.Yoni Kempinski, 1/14/2016, 5:20 PM

Dani Dayan to remain envoy candidate to Brazil indefinitely

Even is Brazil officially refuses Dayan, Netanyahu won't back down from choice, and will instead leave Brazil without representation.Cynthia Blank, 1/13/2016, 10:56 PM

40 Brazil diplomats oppose Israeli 'settler' ambassador

Career diplomats support their government's position on appointment of ex-Yesha Council leader Dani Dayan.Gil Ronen, 1/10/2016, 4:21 PM

Foreign Ministry officials urge PM to cancel Dayan appointment

Foreign Ministry officials warn Israel headed for embarrassment with Brazil; Dani Dayan blames Tzipi Livni for lack of progress.Nitsan Keidar, 1/4/2016, 8:54 PM

How long will Israel wait for Dayan appointment to be approved?

Dani Dayan and PM to hold face-to-face meeting Thursday over Brazil's delay in approving his ambassadorial appointment.Nitsan Keidar, 12/31/2015, 9:44 AM

Brazilian official: Israel will have to find another ambassador

Brazil is not planning to approve the appointment of Dani Dayan as Israel’s Ambassdor, says senior official.Nitsan Keidar, 12/28/2015, 12:05 AM

Israel to act to approve Dayan's appointment in Brazil

Deputy Foreign Minister to present plan to convince Brazil to accept the appointment of former Yesha Council head as Israeli ambassador.Nitsan Keidar, 12/27/2015, 6:22 AM

Brazil ignores Dani Dayan's appointment as ambassador

Despite being appointed two months ago Brazil has not responded, either positively or negatively, to Dayan's appointment.Nitsan Keidar, 12/19/2015, 5:38 PM

Brazil continues to snub request to appoint Dani Dayan envoy

Israel approved the former Yesha Council chairman's appointment two months ago, so why has Brazil yet to reply to an official request?Cynthia Blank, 12/6/2015, 10:01 AM

The Radical Left's anti-Settler Litmus Test for Diplomats

The radical left in Israel can't get more than 4% of the votes in the voting booth, so they have found a novel (undemocratic) way to try to force Israel to do as they wish.Prof. Steven Plaut, 9/26/2015, 8:35 PM

Calls for Brazil to Reject Ambassador Are 'Treason'

Former ambassador says leftist ex-diplomats asking Brazil to ban Dayan for his opinions crosses a line - same day Arab MK does same thing.Benny Toker, 9/24/2015, 5:17 PM

Official: Dayan Will Do an Excellent Job in Brazil

Israeli official says that it doesn't seem as though Brazil will cause difficulties over Dani Dayan's appointment as ambassador.Nitsan Keidar, 9/24/2015, 6:34 AM

Senior MKs Urge Brazil to Accept Dayan Appointment

Edelstein, Herzog and Lapid reach out to Brazil's envoy to Israel after former diplomats try to stymie Dani Dayan's appointment.Cynthia Blank, 9/22/2015, 5:01 PM

In Dani Dayan Controversy, 'Israelis Have No Shame'

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon berates 'shameful' attempts to stop former Yesha Council head's promotion to ambassador.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2015, 5:42 PM

Brazil Controversy: Traitors or Legitimate Protest?

Three ex-ambassadors asked Brazil to reject Dani Dayan as envoy because he is a 'settler.' One tells Arutz Sheva why he did it.Nitsan Keidar, Gil Ronen, 9/21/2015, 1:33 PM

Leftists Ask Brazil: Don't Allow Dani Dayan to be Israeli Envoy

Former ambassadors identified with left ask Brazil to reject Dani Dayan appointment as Israel's ambassador to the country.Shlomo Pitrikovski, 9/21/2015, 2:13 AM

'Jerusalem, Israel' to be Eliminated from Brazil Passports

Citizens of Brazil born in Jerusalem will have their passports amended to eliminate 'Israel,' in similar move to that of US.Yaakov Levi, 8/9/2015, 6:54 PM