Brazilian couple nabbed smuggling drugs into Israel

Couple from Brazil found to be smuggling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of illegal drugs in their bodies.David Rosenberg, 7/2/2018, 10:58 AM

Millions of Brazilians hail Israel during annual Christian march

About 2 million people cheer for Israel during annual march, among the biggest religious events in Brazil.JTA, 6/3/2018, 1:46 PM

Rio drug raid yields deadly arsenal — and a Jewish holy book

Haftara scroll found with over 1,000 bullets to be given to local Jewish community.JTA, 5/30/2018, 2:43 PM

Brazil music legend nixes Israel concert over ‘sensitive moment’

Acclaimed Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil cancels upcoming show in Israel due to 'apprehension' over current tensions.JTA, 5/24/2018, 2:16 AM

Brazilian synagogue damaged in arson attack

Flammable fuel poured under main entrance of Israelite Society in Pelotas causing minor damage. Graffiti: 'Wait for international Intifada.'JTA, 5/21/2018, 5:06 PM

Watch: 20-story building in Brazil collapses after fire

An abandoned tower block in central Sao Paulo collapses after major fire, Extent of casualties unknown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2018, 3:42 PM

Brazilian soccer legend opens academy in Israel

Ronaldinho Gaucho says new soccer school will help develop Israeli children's talents, aid new immigrants' integration.JTA, 4/30/2018, 8:30 PM

Sao Paulo governor apologizes for welcoming Hezbollah official

Brazilian state governor apologizes to Jewish community for welcoming Hezbollah official.JTA, 4/25/2018, 2:58 PM

Latin America's largest airline starts direct flights to Israel

Latam to begin direct flights between Brazil and Israel by year's end.JTA, 4/8/2018, 3:41 PM

Israelis volunteer in Rio to honor Brazilian killed in Israel

25 Israeli backpackers volunteer in Rio to honor memory of Brazilian volunteers killed in car accident.JTA, 3/11/2018, 4:28 PM

Samaria resident extradited for Arab taxi driver's death

46-year-old former resident of Itamar in Samaria extradited after being convicted of manslaughter in Arab taxi driver's death.David Rosenberg, 1/17/2018, 10:01 PM

One of Brazil's oldest synagogues to be rededicated

Sao Paulo congregation rededicates centennial synagogue 100 years after it first opened.JTA, 12/7/2017, 2:37 PM

'Proud a Brazilian presided over the UN vote partition plan'

Brazil honors diplomat who presided over 1947 UN vote for partition plan.JTA, 11/30/2017, 3:23 PM

Jewish sculptor and protector of Brazil’s forests passes away

Polish-born acclaimed sculptor Frans Krajcberg who sought refuge in nature and fought deforestation after WW2 dies at 96.JTA, 11/16/2017, 4:38 PM

Brazil official in Israel most senior to visit in over a decade

President of Brazil’s chamber of deputies visits Israel, says Israeli tech can help Brazil fight arms and drug trafficking.JTA, 10/31/2017, 7:29 PM

Campaign for Jewish students raises three times target amount

Brazilian scholarship campaign for Jewish students collects $3.6 million in 2 days.JTA, 10/30/2017, 3:36 PM

Brazilian restaurant apologizes over anti-Israel signs

One restaurant owner apologizes for spreading hatred, the other claims Israel's government is 'genocidal.'JTA, 10/11/2017, 2:07 PM

Brazil: Newspaper sorry for puzzle entry on ‘Israeli occupation’

Brazillian newspaper apologizes after crossword puzzle identifies 'Palestine' as 'territory that suffers Israeli occupation and bombings.'JTA, 10/9/2017, 3:44 PM

Jewish president of Rio 2016 Olympics arrested for corruption

President of the Rio 2016 Olympic Committee arrested amid investigation into vote-buying scheme to bring the Olympic Games to South America.JTA, 10/8/2017, 4:14 PM

Brazil: Swastika painted on statue ridiculing persecution

Vandals paint swastika on statue of Brazil’s iconic first black clown.JTA, 9/9/2017, 8:05 PM

Brazil to extradite Israeli who killed Arab in 2004

Man convicted of murdering Arab cab driver to be returned to Israel to serve 20 year jail sentence.JTA, 8/10/2017, 3:46 PM

Brazilian Israelis start NGO to help growing stream of newcomers

New 'by Brazilians for Brazilians' organization aims to help newly arrived Brazilians find their place in Israel.JTA, 7/27/2017, 1:18 PM

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