'You call it humor, I call it horror' - Brazilian -Israeli analyst slams Holocaust 'joke'

Brazilian Jewish groups slam German comedian for Holocaust joke.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 5/26/2020, 8:25 AM

Anti-Semitism in Brazil: 'Jews are miserly, Jews are wicked'

First Jewish president of Brazilian Congress victimized by anti-Semitic slurs online.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 5/22/2020, 8:28 AM

Brazilian Jews were 'able to choose Minister of Health,' journalist claims

Brazilian CNN commentator says Jews helped choose health minister, claims he was 'aided' by Jewish community in his position.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 5/19/2020, 2:48 PM

Is the slogan, 'Work, unity and the truth will set Brazil free' offensive?

Brazil’s president criticized for coronavirus motto that recalls ‘Arbeit macht frei,’ the infamous Auschwitz gate sign.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 5/13/2020, 8:04 AM

‘Never Again’ projected on Brazil’s congress buildings to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Brazilian National Congress marks Holocaust Remembrance Day by projecting "Never Again" on congressional buildings in Brasilia.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 4/22/2020, 7:13 AM

Brazilian President fires health minister

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro fires his health minister over series of disagreements on efforts to contain coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2020, 6:21 AM

Brazilian TV anchor ousted for proposal to house COVID-19 patients in ‘concentration camp’

Brazilian TV anchor fired after proposing on air that a 'concentration camp' be created to house patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Marcus M. Gilban, 4/12/2020, 7:39 AM

Brazilian minister hints at Chinese 'plan for world domination'

Chinese embassy in Brazil demands explanation for 'highly racist' tweet from Brazil's education minister.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/7/2020, 8:38 AM

Jewish cosmetics magnate donates alcohol gel to fight coronavirus

Jewish Brazilian cosmetics magnate donates 1.7 tons of gel alcohol to fight coronavirus.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 3/23/2020, 8:30 AM

Brazilian President's second coronavirus test comes back negative

Jair Bolsonaro announces his second test for coronavirus was negative.Elad Benari, 3/18/2020, 3:59 AM

Brazilian Foreign Trade Secretary tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian Foreign Trade Secretary who was part of Brazilian delegation that met with Trump, tests positive for COVID-19.Ben Ariel, 3/16/2020, 11:36 PM

Brazilian Jewish schools close to prevent coronavirus infections

School closures 'aimed at preventing an epidemic,' statement by one of them says.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 3/14/2020, 8:43 PM

Brazilian President denies testing positive for coronavirus

"Don't believe in the fake news media!" says Jair Bolsonaro after reports say he tested positive for COVID-19.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/13/2020, 8:28 PM

Brazilian high students display Nazi salute to support a classmate

Senior high school students make Nazi salute, are suspended.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 3/7/2020, 9:02 PM

3 attackers assault Jewish man wearing a kippah in Brazil

Assailants break teeth, tear kippah of man walking in Jaguariuna, Brazil.Marcus M. Gilban/JTA, 3/3/2020, 9:12 PM

Rio de Janeiro: Parade costumes with swastikas 'not praising Nazism'

Rio’s Carnival parade featured costumes with swastikas. A local Jewish leader was fine with it.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 2/26/2020, 7:57 AM

Public square in Rio named for late Lubavitcher Rebbe

Israeli honorary consul praises inauguration of 'square named after the greatest Jewish leader of the recent generation.'Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 2/20/2020, 9:05 PM

Israeli Krav Maga experts train Brazil police officers

Israeli fighting sport gains popularity in Brazil as police officers are trained in the sport.i24News, 2/13/2020, 6:40 PM

Brazilian culture minister fired after apparently quoting Goebbels

Brazilian secretary of culture Roberto Alvim fired after apparently quoting Nazi Minister of Propaganda in a video posted a day earlier.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/17/2020, 10:30 PM

McDonald’s public menorah is Hanukkah symbol in Brazilian Amazon

Large menorah at McDonald's has become the only Hanukkah symbol in this Amazon city.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 12/25/2019, 8:03 AM

Arab League warns Brazil against embassy relocation

Arab League warns that Brazil's policy shifts on Jerusalem will "seriously damage Arab-Brazilian relations and interests".Elad Benari, 12/20/2019, 3:32 AM

Brazil's first step towards Jerusalem embassy move

President Bolsonaro will 'for sure' move embassy to Jerusalem, says his son, as Brazil opens up trade center in Israel's capital.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 12/15/2019, 5:29 PM

Thousands of Brazilians join Israeli musicale

3,000 Brazilians, both Jews and non-Jews, join Koolulam musicale in Sao Paulo, singing 'Tempos Modernos'.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 12/3/2019, 7:28 AM

'Outrageous' to compare Jewish politician to Nazis

Brazilian Jews slam magazine that likened Jewish politician to Hitler’s propaganda mastermind.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 11/11/2019, 12:58 PM

Israeli ambassador: Why harm Israel-Brazil relations?

Israeli ambassador refuses to attend conference of umbrella Jewish organization over leader's criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2019, 10:29 AM

Brazilian soccer team don Stars of David to mark Kristallnacht

A Portuguese-language video about the team and why it decided to remember Kristallnacht went viral, with massive media coverage.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 11/7/2019, 9:22 PM

Retired soccer players play for peace

Brazilian veteran soccer legends beat Israel’s in ‘peace match’ in Haifa.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 10/30/2019, 2:34 PM

Jacob Dolinger, international law expert, dies at 84

Brazilian-Jewish attorney Jacob Dolinger, one of Brazil's most distinguished authorities on international law, dead at 84.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 10/28/2019, 7:27 AM

Jewish community raises over $4m for tuition for Jewish schools

Brazilian scholarship campaign for Jewish students collects $4.1 million in 3 days.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 10/12/2019, 9:11 PM

Israel sends experts to Brazil to assist with Amazon fires

Israeli delegation of firefighters, rescue experts leave for Brazil to help combat fires ravaging the Amazon Basin.AFP, 9/3/2019, 8:21 PM

Israel to aid Brazil in fight against devastating Amazon fire

As fires devastate Amazon rainforest, Israel offers Brazil aid in battling the blazes.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 8/26/2019, 2:56 PM

Brazil: University cancels Mid-East peace lecture after threats

University of Pernambuco cancels lecture on Arab-Israeli peace process hours before it was to take place after series of threats.Marcus M. Gilban/JTA, 8/22/2019, 5:08 PM

Brazil could designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization

Brazil considering designating Hezbollah as a terrorist organization as part of President Bolsonaro’s efforts to strengthen ties with Trump.Elad Benari, 8/20/2019, 2:12 AM

In first, 'Bnei Anusim' open mikvah in northern Brazil

Descendants of forcefully converted Jews open mikvah in northern Brazil.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/10/2019, 9:30 PM

Brazilian politician praises murder of Jews

Brazilian politician Professor Jamal Harfoush refers to Saud Clan as 'Mordechai Clan'.Mordechai Sones, 8/8/2019, 3:33 PM

Church modeled after Solomon's Temple to house Holocaust museum

Sao Paulo church built to look like Solomon's Temple to house Brazil's second Holocaust museum.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 8/7/2019, 7:44 AM

Israeli diplomat hides non-kosher meal with Brazilian president

Expensive, non-kosher meal between Israeli ambassador Yossi Shelley and Brazilian president 'censored' in picture.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 7/8/2019, 1:44 PM

Brazilian leaders tour ancient Shiloh

Political mission of governors and congressmen from various states in Brazil tours Binyamin in Samaria, sees sites of ancient Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2019, 4:02 PM

'Never Again' lights up Brazilian Congress

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, special 'Never Again' message projected onto buildings of Brazilian National Congress.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 5/2/2019, 8:59 PM

Bolsonaro clarifies remarks on Holocaust

Jair Bolsonaro: Forgiveness is something personal, my speech was never meant to be used in a historical context.Ben Ariel, 4/14/2019, 6:44 AM

Brazil's President congratulates Netanyahu

Jair Bolsonaro tweets congratulations to Netanyahu: Bibi is a great leader.Elad Benari, 4/12/2019, 6:44 AM

Brazilian President: I haven't changed my mind on embassy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tells local radio station he hasn't changed his mind about relocating Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 4/9/2019, 1:59 AM

Brazil president after visit to Yad Vashem: Nazis were leftists

Bolsonaro says that the Nazi party’s official name, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, contains the word 'socialist.'Josefin Dolsten/JTA, 4/4/2019, 8:52 PM

Brazilian opposition leader supports Palestinian Arabs

Brazil’s opposition leader in the Senate tells PA envoy President Bolsonaro does not represent the conscience of the Brazilian people.Elad Benari, 4/4/2019, 4:37 AM

'We welcome you as our dearest friends'

Netanyahu and Brazilian President visit Israeli innovation exhibition, meet Israeli and Brazilian businesspeople.Nitsan Keidar, 4/3/2019, 3:34 AM

Watch: Netanyahu, Bolsonaro invite Brazilian athletes to Israel

PM Netanyahu and Brazilian President Bolsonaro invite Brazilian soccer player Neymar and surfer Gabriel Medina to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2019, 12:35 AM

Brazilian president explores opening United Hatzalah branch

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro meets United Hatzalah CEO Moshe Teitelbaum, sees organization's impressive medical technology.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2019, 3:15 PM

Watch: Brazilian President visits Western Wall in Jerusalem

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro becomes first head of state to visit Western Wall with Israeli prime minister.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2019, 6:29 PM

PA condemns Brazil over Jerusalem trade office

PA says Brazil's opening of trade office in Jerusalem is a "direct aggression against the Palestinian people".Elad Benari, 4/1/2019, 4:10 AM

'Brazilian president is my friend, my brother'

Netanyahu lauds Jair Bolsonaro's decision to open diplomatic office in Jerusalem, expresses hope Brazil will move full embassy.David Rosenberg, 3/31/2019, 10:06 PM

First step in embassy move? Brazil confirms J'lem office plans

Amid reports Brazil wavering on J'lem embassy plans, Brazilian FM says trade office in the capital would be first step towards embassy move.David Rosenberg, 3/31/2019, 6:29 PM

First summer camp for forcibly converted Jews opens in Brazil

Brazilian rabbi opens summer camp for descendants of Jews forced to convert to Christianity in Portugal and Spain.Cnaan Lipshitz, JTA, 3/28/2019, 10:24 PM

Did Brazil's president just walk back Jerusalem embassy pledge?

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro appeared to walk back pledge to move embassy to Jerusalem, suggesting 'business office' instead.Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/28/2019, 8:45 PM

Bolsonaro: We can still move the embassy

Brazilian President says relocation of embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is still possible.Elad Benari, 3/28/2019, 6:09 AM

PA: Brazil embassy relocation an 'attack' on Palestinians

PA envoy to Brazil warns against moving that country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 3/27/2019, 6:38 AM

Brazil 'still studying' embassy relocation

Brazil's Foreign Minister says relocation of country's embassy to Jerusalem must be a "positive movement".Elad Benari, 3/21/2019, 4:12 AM

Jewish philanthropist becomes Brazil’s richest person

Joseph Safra, considered the richest banker in the world, becomes richest man in Brazil.Marcus M. Gilban/JTA, 3/3/2019, 4:45 PM