New Brazilian law excuses Jewish students on Sabbath, holidays

President Jair Bolsonaro signs law which protects right of students to be absent from class or exams during religious holidays.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 1/9/2019, 10:50 AM

Brazilian President: Israelis will decide what their capital is

Brazilian President discusses possible embassy relocation, says only extreme Arab countries will oppose the move.Ben Ariel, 1/4/2019, 1:32 AM

Brazilian governor requests sound of shofar at his inauguration

Wilson Witzel, ardent supporter of Israel, took office surrounded by several members of the local Jewish community at a ceremony in Rio.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/3/2019, 2:40 PM

'Brazil will not transfer the embassy to Jerusalem'

Professor Arie Kacowicz, expert on Latin America, believes that despite Netanyahu's successful visit, Brazil will continue to be neutral.Benny Tocker, 1/3/2019, 5:10 AM

Watch: Netanyahu greeted warmly in Brazil

PM, who arrived for inauguration of Brazilian president, was received warmly by the crowd as he exited his vehicle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2019, 4:54 PM

Live: Jair Bolsonaro sworn in as president of Brazil

Inauguration ceremony for Brazil's new leader, former army captain Jair Bolsonaro, attended by Israeli PM Netanyahu., 1/1/2019, 7:55 PM

'Syria decision in no way changes US commitment to Israel'

PM Netanyahu meets US State Secretary Mike Pompeo in Brasil: 'counter-ISIS campaign continues, efforts to counter Iran aggression continue.'Mordechai Sones, 1/1/2019, 5:43 PM

Iran blasts Brazil's plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

Iran denounces plans by Brazil’s newly elected president to move embassy to Jerusalem, but says relations with Brazil will continue.Elad Benari, 1/1/2019, 4:39 AM

Netanyahu; No intention of resigning

Prime Minister Netanyahu answers questions live during historic visit to Brazil.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2018, 7:45 PM

Netanyahu gets his own stamp in Brazil

Prime Minister meets Brazilian Christian friends of Israel. "I look forward to seeing you in Jerusalem."Nitsan Keidar, 12/31/2018, 12:13 AM

PM: Brazil's new president said embassy move 'a matter of time'

Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro will move embassy to Jerusalem, says Netanyahu, saying move a matter of when, not if.David Rosenberg, 12/30/2018, 7:55 PM

Netanyahu, Brazilian president-elect visit Rio synagogue

Brazil's president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, joins Netanyahus in visit to Rio synagogue.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 12/30/2018, 6:34 PM

Senior source says Brazilian embassy move a matter of time

As Netanyahu meets with Brazil's President elect- Bolsonaro, senior official says the nation will move embassy imminently.Tzvi Lev, 12/29/2018, 5:58 PM

Netanyahu meets Brazil's President-elect

"This is a historic visit. We are forging a big alliance here with a huge power," says Netanyahu after meeting Jair Bolsonaro.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/28/2018, 8:10 PM

Netanyahu lands in Rio

Prime Minister will meet with the president-elect of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, later in the day, in historic visit.Gil Ronen, 12/28/2018, 3:29 PM

'Israel is a technological superpower'

Brazil’s President-elect praises Israel, says he is looking forward to the visit of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Ben Ariel, 12/28/2018, 2:36 AM

'A new era between Israel and the major power Brazil'

Netanyahu leaves on a historic visit to Brazil, where he will meet with President-elect Jair Bolsonaro and attend his inauguration.Elad Benari, 12/28/2018, 12:14 AM

"A major change in foreign policy of Brazil regarding Israel"

With the first official trip by Israeli PM to Brazil, The former Ambassador to Braziltalks about the warming relations between the states.Arutz Sheva staff, 12/27/2018, 9:41 PM

Netanyahu could cut historic Brazil visit over politics at home

PM's presence at inauguration of Brazilian president Bolsonaro uncertain following coalition's decision to go to early elections.Marcy Oster, JTA, 12/26/2018, 3:44 PM

Arab League to Australia and Brazil: Abide by international law

Arab League calls on Australia and Brazil to "abide by international law" concerning the status of Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/19/2018, 5:12 AM

Arab League warns Brazil against embassy relocation

Arab League tells Brazil’s President-elect that moving embassy to Jerusalem would be a setback for relations with Arab countries.Elad Benari, 12/11/2018, 2:05 AM

Will Brazil have trouble relocating its embassy?

Brazilian President-elect reportedly told John Bolton about difficulties that may arise in relocating his country's embassy to Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/11/2018, 1:09 AM

Brazil arrests Israeli head of global drug smuggling network

Brazil captures drug smuggling network leader after he escapes Israeli custody in Paraguay during extradition.JTA, 12/6/2018, 4:02 PM

'We will relocate the embassy, the question is when'

Son of Brazilian President-elect meets Jared Kushner, reiterates that Brazil's embassy will move to Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 11/27/2018, 11:27 PM

'Bolsonaro's support for Judea and Samaria unequivocal'

South American Israel supporters tour Samaria, meet with local politicians. Leader close to Brazilian leader says embassy will be moved.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2018, 10:46 AM

Arab ambassadors to lobby Brazil on embassy relocation

Ambassadors from Arab countries to meet Brazilian President-elect in order to convince him not to relocate embassy to Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 11/23/2018, 5:05 AM

Why did a Brazilian cop name his son Benjamin Netanyahu?

Chabad emissary reportedly convinced Brazilian Interior Ministry to allow a pro-Israel policeman to name his son after Israeli premier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2018, 9:27 PM

Brazil reiterates stance on embassy relocation

New administration in Brazil reiterates that it will relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, despite Arab pressure.Elad Benari, 11/8/2018, 6:39 AM

Brazil's president-elect sons in IDF and Mossad shirts in Israel

Eduardo and Carlos Bolesonaro visited Israel in 2016; Their father won elections last week, announced embassy transfer to Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2018, 9:18 PM

Popular Brazilian soccer team uniforms honor Pittsburgh victims

Players for one of Brazil’s largest soccer teams wear uniforms featuring names of Pittsburgh shooting attack victims during Sunday match.JTA, 11/6/2018, 4:21 PM

PA to lobby Brazil against embassy relocation

PA envoy to Brazil expresses hope that president-elect Jair Bolsonaro's pledge to relocate embassy to Jerusalem was simply campaign talk.Elad Benari, 11/6/2018, 6:35 AM

PLO blasts Brazil over embassy relocation

Senior PLO official Hanan Ashrawi says Brazilian President-elect's announcement about moving embassy to Jerusalem is "provocative".Elad Benari, Canada, 11/2/2018, 10:39 PM

Netanyahu hails Brazil's embassy relocation

Netanyahu says Brazilian president-elect's plan to move his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is "historic".Elad Benari, 11/2/2018, 2:10 AM

'Brazilian embassy will be moved to Jerusalem'

Days after winning run-off election, Brazil's president-elect says he will fulfill campaign promise, move country's embassy to Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 11/1/2018, 10:38 PM

'If you decide on your capital, we'll go with that'

Jair Bolsonaro emphasizes that his avid support for Israel before being elected was not just a campaign gimmick.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2018, 8:23 AM

Netanyahu pledges to attend Bolsonaro's inauguration

PM to congratulate Brazilian president-elect in person at his inauguration ceremony, making him first sitting PM to visit Brazil.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 10/31/2018, 5:35 PM

'Bolsonaro will bring closer ties between Israel, Brazil'

Netanyahu congratulates Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on win, says he will bring closer ties between the two countries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2018, 11:47 AM

Jewish Brazilian real estate icon and philanthropist, dies at 58

Rogerio Jonas Zylbersztajn, prominent Brazilian Jewish businessman and philanthropist dead in apparent suicide.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 10/30/2018, 7:34 AM

Will Brazil become Israel's friend?

Professor Arie Kacowicz, an expert on Latin America, examines the historic elections in Brazil which were won by the “Trump of Brazil”.Benny Tocker, 10/30/2018, 4:16 AM

Will Brazil be latest country to move embassy to Jerusalem?

Brazil's president-elect vowed to move embassy to J'lem. Now, confidant says he will consider move - if it will promote Mideast peace.David Rosenberg, 10/29/2018, 9:10 AM

'Trump of Brazil' wins presidential election

Pro-Israel Jair Bolsonaro wins 56% of the votes in second round of voting.Ben Ariel, 10/29/2018, 12:29 AM

'Trump of Brazil' leads as voters head to the polls

Pro-Israel Brazilian presidential candidate who compared himself to Trump leads as voting begins - but left-wing opponent narrows gap.David Rosenberg, 10/28/2018, 10:28 PM

Medieval bath may be earliest Jewish vestige in Brazil

Bath found in Brazil hotel has every sign of being a mikvah - but historians are still trying to prove it.JTA, 10/18/2018, 8:02 AM

Pro-Israel 'Trump of Brazil' poised to win presidency

Right-wing presidential candidate who vowed to move embassy to Jerusalem, close Palestinian embassy in Brasilia, holds double-digit lead.David Rosenberg, 10/12/2018, 1:51 PM

Brazilian Jewish school raises $1.1 million in scholarship money

Brazil’s largest Jewish day school raises over $1 million in 34-hour campaign blitz to fund scholarships.JTA, 10/11/2018, 10:44 PM

Pro-Israel 'Trump' candidate advances in Brazilian elections

Right-wing Jair Bolsonaro wins first round of presidential elections but not outright. Bolsonaro has promised to move embassy to Jerusalem.Tzvi Lev, 10/8/2018, 10:09 AM

Hezbollah financier arrested in Brazil

Brazilian police arrest man designated by the US Treasury Department as a high-ranking Hezbollah financier.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/21/2018, 10:26 PM

Brazil: Neo-Nazis who assaulted Jews sentenced to prison

Brazilian skinheads convicted for assaulting Jewish men wearing kippas 13 years ago.JTA, 9/20/2018, 2:04 PM

'Brazilian Donald Trump' stabbed during campaign rally

Jair Bolsonaro, a front-runner in Brazil's presidential election, stabbed during campaign rally. He is listed in stable condition.Ben Ariel, 9/7/2018, 3:07 AM

Ancient Torah scroll is safe after fire engulfs museum in Brazil

13th-century Yemenite Torah once owned by Brazilian emperor was removed prior to massive fire which destroyed many artifacts.JTA, 9/4/2018, 10:09 PM

Brazil: Presidential candidate promises embassy move

Brazilian presidential front-runner vows to move embassy to Jerusalem, says 'you do not negotiate with terrorists.'JTA, 8/8/2018, 3:22 PM

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