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

Dani Dayan Appointed Israel's Ambassador to Brazil

Former Yesha Council leader excited to take on the challenge of expanding Israel's ties with Latin America, he says.Uzi Baruch, 8/5/2015, 5:37 PM

Documents Show That the US 'Routinely Spied' on Brazil

New documents reveal that the US has been spying on Brazil since 2011 in order to obtain economic advantages.Matt Wanderman, 7/4/2015, 10:45 PM

Turkey Recalls Brazil Ambassador Over Armenian Genocide

Turkish Foreign Ministry recalls its ambassador to Brazil after the Brazilian Senate passes legislation recognizing the Armenian genocide.Ben Ariel, 6/9/2015, 4:13 AM

Brazil University Under Fire for Calling for List of Israelis

Staff at the Federal University of Santa Maria released a letter asking for a list of Israeli students, lecturers; MFA to take action.Nitsan Keidar, 6/8/2015, 2:40 PM

Israeli Killed Resisting Robbery in Brazil

Israeli businessman was shot in the head last week in Belem; 'We've reached a point where you don't know if you're coming home.'Yaakov Levi, 5/31/2015, 4:28 PM

From Zion will Come Forth Water Know-how

Delegation of Israeli water companies visit Brazil to help the country overcome its 'water challenge.'Hillel Fendel, 4/19/2015, 4:57 PM

Syrians Find Refuge in Brazil

Brazil providing asylum status to fleeing Syrians, who are intent on rebuilding their lives despite cultural, language barriers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2015, 9:24 AM

Anti-Jewish Attacks Span Europe, Argentina

At least three anti-Semitic incidents were reported in recent days – with incidents recorded in Europe and South America.Yaakov Levi, 11/5/2014, 8:12 PM

Rivlin Apologizes to Brazil Over 'Diplomatic Dwarf' Comment

President Rivlin apologizes to Brazilian counterpart for a remark by a foreign ministry spokesman calling Brazil a "diplomatic dwarf".Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2014, 3:44 AM

Brazilian Woman Discovers Her Husband is Her Brother

A Brazilian woman who tried to find her long-lost birth mother discovered that her husband is actually the brother she never knew she had.Uzi Baruch, 8/11/2014, 4:16 AM

Israel: Latin American Envoy Recalls 'Encouraging Hamas'

Five separate Latin American countries recall ambassadors to Israel over war in Gaza; Israel 'deeply disappointed' over move.AFP, 7/30/2014, 6:48 PM

Israeli Drone Helps Nab Brazilian Drug Kingpin

Israel's booming defense sales to Brazil helping the country crack down on violent crime in the run-up to World Cup.Ari Soffer, 6/12/2014, 11:53 AM

Jerusalem Studio Video Explains World Cup Fever

The World Cup is upon us, starting Thursday. Rogatka's short animated video explains all you need to know.Ari Yashar, 6/11/2014, 8:39 AM

The Jewish Connection to the World Cup

A Jewish couple will connect Jews to Jewish culture at 2014 World Cup in Brazil; Israeli security company will guard it.Ari Yashar, 5/29/2014, 11:02 PM

Watch: Brazilian Homes 'Swallowed' as Earth Opens Beneath Them

Mother hurls child from second-story window moments before house collapses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2014, 6:34 PM

Jewish Center in Brazil Caters to Community Poor

Chabad opens new center for Ten Yad social services program, to serve over 8,000 poor in one of Brazil's largest cities.Tova Dvorin, 12/10/2013, 10:43 AM

One Jew in a Million

Brazilian convert describes his journey to Judaism, his friends’ reactions, and his experience as the only Jew in a city of one million.Maayana Miskin, 8/14/2013, 5:50 PM

Drowning Brazilian Teen Dies after Being Attacked by a Shark

A drowning Brazilian teenager was attacked by a shark as lifeguards approached to pull her out of the water. She died later.Elad Benari, 7/25/2013, 4:16 AM

One Million March in Mass Protest in Brazil

One million march in Brazil’s biggest rally yet as protests swell despite government concessions., 6/21/2013, 10:51 AM

IAI Wins $300 Million Brazilian Contract

Israel Aircraft Industries has won a contract worth $300 million to build airborne refueling system for the Brazilian Air Force.David Lev, 3/17/2013, 6:30 PM

Rio's Jews 'Fleeing Carnival'

Many Jewish families find the carnival's immodesty problematic and prefer to stay away for the duration.Rochel Sylvetsky & Gil Ronen, 2/11/2013, 11:05 AM

Brazil 'Concerned' Over Israel's Threats on Iran

Brazil's Foreign Minister meets President Peres, says his country is concerned over Israel’s threats to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.Elad Benari, 10/15/2012, 4:12 AM

Latin America Gratified By Chinese Attention Balks At Free Trade

Wen Jiabao hopes to improve China's trade with Latin America but his hosts are leery of opening their domestic market to Chinese competitionAmiel Ungar, 6/28/2012, 6:25 PM

Brazilian Jewish Leaders Protest Ahmadinejad's Upcoming Visit

Brazil’s Jewish communities are voicing opposition to the upcoming visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/14/2012, 12:13 AM

New Siddur a 'Ner Tamid' for Brazil's Jews

A new daily siddur (prayer book) has just been published for Brazil's Jews by the Shavei Israel organization.Hana Levi Julian, 5/16/2012, 11:35 AM

Argentine President Faces Surgery for Thyroid Cancer

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, 58, has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She will undergo surgery January 4 to remove the tumor.Chana Ya'ar, 12/28/2011, 10:41 AM

Rousseff Continues Iran Tryst

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has bucked international opinion to continue her nation's lucrative trade relationship with Iran.Gabe Kahn., 8/11/2011, 7:28 PM

El Al: Alliance 'Cartels' May Drive Us Out of Business

In light of its canceling a direct route from Tel Aviv to Sao Paolo, Brazil, El Al has complained of price-fixing on the part of foreign car, 8/4/2011, 12:03 PM

Franco-Brazilian Arms Deal Reflects Brazilian Aspirations

A first class economic power should treat itself to first class military capabilities. So goes the thinking in Brazil.Amiel Ungar, 7/20/2011, 12:25 AM

Brazil A Resort For Terror Movers and Shakers

At least 20 terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda, Hizbullah, and Hamas have been raising funds, recruiting and planning attacks from Brazil.Gabe Kahn., 4/3/2011, 2:01 PM

Obama Admits the New Reality of US Relations with Latin America

Barack Obama's attempt to push American military hardware in Brazil demonstrate the changed power equationAmiel Ungar, 3/21/2011, 11:00 PM

Abbas to Lay Cornerstone for Palestinian Embassy in Brazil

The next step in Brazil’s recognition of a Palestinian state will come this Friday as PA President Abbas lays cornerstone for embassy in Brazil.Elad Benari, 12/29/2010, 5:20 AM