Itamar Ben Gvir
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Israel's National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir (Otzma Yehudit) met with Sao Paulo's Public Security Secretary Guilherme Moreira Direita, as part of the parties' mutual cooperation against serious crime.

During the meeting, the two discussed the years-long connection between the Jewish nation and the Brazilian nation.

The two also noted the important cooperation between their countries, both on an operational level and with regards to protection of the Jewish community in Brazil.

Last month, a Brazilian court temporarily blocked messaging app Telegram from the country after it refused to agree to an order sharing information with authorities on neo-Nazi and extremists groups on its platform.

The court also increased Telegram’s fine to one million reais ($197,780 USD) for every day it ignores the order.