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News and updates about Brazil

Tragedy:

Alma Buhadana, 24, named as Israeli killed in Brazil

Buhadana was traveling in Brazil with a man she met there. Local media reported that he had already been questioned three times by the police and gave conflicting versions of the incident. An employee at a local hostel where she was staying said: "She was a loving person, just smiled, sang and talked a lot."

Alma Buhadana, 24, named as Israeli killed in Brazil

Tragedy in Brazil:

Israeli tourist falls and dies while fleeing suspected robber

An Israeli tourist who ran away from a suspected robber in Rio de Janeiro jumped from a high wall and fell to her death.

Israeli tourist falls and dies while fleeing suspected robber

Man in Hamas shirt distributes leaflets in Brazilian parliament

The leaflets included incitements to violence against Jews and were even handed directly to members of parliament.

Man in Hamas shirt distributes leaflets in Brazilian parliament

Brazil:

Court denies Bolsonaro's request for passport for Israel trip

Brazil’s Supreme Court denies request by former president Jair Bolsonaro’s lawyers that his passport be returned to him so that he can travel to Israel in May.

Court denies Bolsonaro's request for passport for Israel trip

Bolsonaro to court:

'Allow me to travel to Israel'

Brazil’s former President asks federal authorities to return his passport and authorize travel to Israel so he can accept an event invitation from Prime Minister Netanyahu to visit in May.

'Allow me to travel to Israel'

Brazil:

President's approval tanks after attack on Israel

Following a tirade comparing Israel to the Nazis, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces his lowest approval ratings in almost a year.

President's approval tanks after attack on Israel

After anti-Israel remarks:

Support for Brazilian President dips

New poll finds that approval of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's performance has slipped after he compared Israel's war in Gaza to Nazi genocide during World War II.

Support for Brazilian President dips

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Israeli flags fly at pro-Bolsonaro rally in Brazil

Israeli flags flown at rally in support of former Brazilian President, following outrageous anti-Israel comments by the current President.

Israeli flags fly at pro-Bolsonaro rally in Brazil

Brazilian President:

'What the Israeli government is doing is genocide'

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva doubles down on his anti-Israel rhetoric.

'What the Israeli government is doing is genocide'

Blinken to Brazilian Pres.:

'We do not agree with your comments on Gaza'

Secretary of State tells Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during meeting that the US does not agree with his comparing Israel's actions in Gaza to those of Hitler.

'We do not agree with your comments on Gaza'

Report:

Brazil Pres. considering clarifying Hitler remarks

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva's associates say he may speak to Jewish community to clarify his remarks saying Israel behaving the same as Hitler if controversy does not die down, but refuses to apologize.

Brazil Pres. considering clarifying Hitler remarks

'Profoundly disrespectful'

WJC President condemns Brazilian President's remarks

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder issues forceful condemnation of Brazilian President's comparison of Israel's actions in Gaza to those of Nazi Germany.

WJC President condemns Brazilian President's remarks

'There's genocide in Gaza'

Colombian President backs Brazilian President

Colombian President Gustavo Petro expresses support for comments made by Brazilian President da Silva, who compared Israel’s actions in Gaza to those of Hitler during World War II.

Colombian President backs Brazilian President

Brazil's FM:

'Israel trying to hide Gaza massacre'

Brazil’s Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira accuses Israeli counterpart Israel Katz of “lying” amid tensions between the two countries.

'Israel trying to hide Gaza massacre'

After comparing Israel to Hitler

Brazil's President recalls ambassador to Israel

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announces that the Brazilian ambassador will be recalled amid tensions between the countries.

Brazil's President recalls ambassador to Israel

Foreign Min. to Brazil Amb.:

Tell da Silva he is a persona non grata in Israel

Comparing Israel to Nazis is 'an embarrassment and disgrace and a serious antisemitic attack,' Foreign Min. Israel Katz tells Brazil's Amb. Federico Mayer.

Tell da Silva he is a persona non grata in Israel

Combat Antisemitism Movement:

Comparing Israel to Nazis 'morally repugnant'

Combat Antisemitism Movement slams Brazilian Pres. da Silva's statements comparing Israel to Nazis, demands 'immediate apology and retraction.'

Comparing Israel to Nazis 'morally repugnant'

President of Brazil:

'Israel performing genocide like Hitler'

President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, compared IDF actions in Gaza to Hitler’s actions against Jews in WW2. Following this statement Brazil’s Ambassador in Israel was called for a disciplinary hearing.

'Israel performing genocide like Hitler'

Brazilian politician urges:

Narrowing country's ties with Israel

Influential left-wing Brazilian politician expresses interest in boycott of ‘certain Jewish companies.’

Narrowing country's ties with Israel

Brazilian Desiree Rugani:

Presenting Israel's truth in Portuguese

Desiree Rugani, a media personality from Brazil, came to the Arutz Sheva studio to speak about her efforts to help Israel on social media, and her visit to a demolished Kibbutz

Presenting Israel's truth in Portuguese

Brazilian delegation arrives in Israel to express its solidarity

A delegation of Brazilian members of Congress, journalists, and business and religious representatives arrived for a six-day visit to Israel

Brazilian delegation arrives in Israel to express its solidarity

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Israel's national anthem with Brazil's former President

Jair Bolsonaro posts clip from Buenos Aires, in which he is seen alongside a young boy who is singing Israel’s national anthem.

Israel's national anthem with Brazil's former President

Brazilian lawmakers arrive in Israel to show support during war

Members of Brazilian National Congress join 1st high-level Latin American delegation to Israel since October 7.

Brazilian lawmakers arrive in Israel to show support during war

With Mossad help:

Brazilian police uncover Hezbollah plot to attack Jewish targets

Suspects arrested while attempting to recruit people in Brazil to carry out terrorist attacks, including against multiple synagogues.

Brazilian police uncover Hezbollah plot to attack Jewish targets

Brazil Parliament sing Hatikva

Brazil President supports Hamas; his Parliament sings Hatikva

President of Brazil Lula da Silva refuses to recognize Hamas as a terrorist organization, claiming Israel is committing genocide.

Brazil President supports Hamas; his Parliament sings Hatikva

The Left’s plan for Europe: an islamized Brazil

The Left hopes for cross-breeding, a mix of race and culture. But there is no crossbreeding, there is ethnic-religious conquest. Op-ed.

The Left’s plan for Europe: an islamized Brazil

Brazil: Anti-Israel protesters injure university employee

In Brazil, pro-Palestinian protest leads to injury and arrest at pro-Israel speaker’s university lecture.

Brazil: Anti-Israel protesters injure university employee

Brazil:

Bolsonaro barred from public office for eight years

Former President barred from public office for making unfounded claims against the country's voting system.

Bolsonaro barred from public office for eight years

Brazil:

Settlement movement receives 'overwhelmingly warm' welcome

Nachala Settlement Movement embarks on informational campaign to encourage support for settlement in Judea, Samaria, and the Galilee.

Settlement movement receives 'overwhelmingly warm' welcome

Israeli team upsets Brazil, goes to under-20 semifinals

An overtime goal against the favored Brazilian team saw the Israeli team advance to the semifinal round of the FIFA U20 World Cup.

Israeli team upsets Brazil, goes to under-20 semifinals

National Security Min. meets Sao Paulo Security Secretary

Min. Itamar Ben Gvir meets Sao Paulo security secretary, discussing cooperation against crime, protection of Brazilian Jews.

National Security Min. meets Sao Paulo Security Secretary

Brazil suspends Telegram for ignoring order on neo-Nazi groups

Court orders Telegram to be blocked over refusal to hand over personal info of members of neo-Nazi groups accused of inciting violence.

Brazil suspends Telegram for ignoring order on neo-Nazi groups

Man murders 4 children with hatchet at Brazilian daycare

Authorities still searching for motive after assailant climbs fence and fatally stabs multiple children as young as 5.

Man murders 4 children with hatchet at Brazilian daycare

Bolsonaro to return to Brazil on March 30

Brazil's former President left the country for the United States two days before his term ended.

Bolsonaro to return to Brazil on March 30

Israeli Foreign Ministry:

Docking of Iranian warships in Brazil: 'dangerous and regretful'

The Iranian IRIS Makran and IRIS Dena warships arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday morning, despite pressure from the United States.

Docking of Iranian warships in Brazil: 'dangerous and regretful'

'Serious violations of int'l law'

Latin American countries criticize Israeli construction

Governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico express concern over actions that challenge " the viability of the two-State solution".

Latin American countries criticize Israeli construction

Brazilian teen with Nazi armband arrested trying to bomb school

Teenager arrested with explosives and hatchet outside of school by police who later find Nazi propaganda at his home.

Brazilian teen with Nazi armband arrested trying to bomb school

Bolsonaro:

'I plan to return to Brazil in March'

Former Brazilian President says he plans to defend himself against accusations he incited attacks on government buildings.

'I plan to return to Brazil in March'

Brazilian teen dies in accident at Hebraica Jewish sports club

14-year-old Brazilian dies after soccer goal post fell on him at Sao Paulo’s Hebraica club, main meeting place of the local Jewish community

Brazilian teen dies in accident at Hebraica Jewish sports club

Brazil:

President Lula fires army chief following capital uprising

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva fires army chief following January 8 uprising by supporters of former President Bolosnaro.

President Lula fires army chief following capital uprising

Watch: Rioters ransack President's Palace in Brazil

The former president will be investigated for his role in the Jan. 8 riots in which supporters ransacked official residence of new leader.

Watch: Rioters ransack President's Palace in Brazil

Biden conveys 'unwavering support' for Brazil

US President speaks to Brazilian counterpart, one day after protesters stormed government buildings.

Biden conveys 'unwavering support' for Brazil

Bolsonaro condemns 'invasions' by his supporters

Brazil's former President says successor's accusations that he incited his supporters are "baseless".

Bolsonaro condemns 'invasions' by his supporters

Biden:

'I condemn the assault on democracy in Brazil'

US President offers support for Brazil after supporters of former President invade Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Court.

'I condemn the assault on democracy in Brazil'

Brazilian President:

'The vandals will be found and punished'

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva denounces supporters of his predecessor who stormed Congress.

'The vandals will be found and punished'

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Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazilian congress

Supporters of the former president refuse to accept that their candidate lost his bid for reelection, claiming the election was stolen.

Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazilian congress

Renowned Sao Paulo Jewish hospital treated soccer legend Pele

Pele spent final days being treated at the Israelite Albert Einstein Hospital, ranked 17th best in the world.

Renowned Sao Paulo Jewish hospital treated soccer legend Pele

Watch: Thousands line streets of Brazil for Pelé's funeral

Brazilians came out in throngs for the funeral procession of the 'most iconic sportsmen of all-time,' who died last Thursday.

Watch: Thousands line streets of Brazil for Pelé's funeral

Brazilian soccer star Pelé dies at 82

Soccer legend who won 3 World Cups and became global ambassador for the sport passes away.

Brazilian soccer star Pelé dies at 82

Brazilian economist questions loyalty of Jewish counterpart

Paulo Nogueira Batista Jr. makes accusations against Ilan Goldfajn on basis of his Jewish heritage.

Brazilian economist questions loyalty of Jewish counterpart

Brazil:

Shooter wearing bulletproof vest kills 3, wounds 11 at 2 schools

Shooter goes on deadly rampage at two schools located on the same street in a small town in Espirito Santo state.

Shooter wearing bulletproof vest kills 3, wounds 11 at 2 schools

Brazil:

Court rejects Bolsonaro's bid to challenge election results

Head of Brazil's electoral court rejects Bolsonaro's complaint against run-off vote.

Court rejects Bolsonaro's bid to challenge election results

Brazil:

Bolsonaro challenges election results

Brazilian President says votes from some machines should be "invalidated".

Bolsonaro challenges election results

Brazil's da Silva calls for peace and unity in victory speech

Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva vows to serve all 215 million Brazilians, and not only those who voted for him.

Brazil's da Silva calls for peace and unity in victory speech

Brazil:

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wins presidential runoff

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva defeats incumbent Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wins presidential runoff

Brazil: Runoff election forces tough choice for Jews

In Brazil’s presidential election, many Jews feel like they are choosing ‘between the cross and the sword.’

Brazil: Runoff election forces tough choice for Jews

Brazil:

Top two presidential candidates headed for runoff

Incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will face off in second round on October 30.

Top two presidential candidates headed for runoff

In Sao Paulo, a hummus championship brings three faiths together

Brazilian Jews and Arabs hold hummus championship to celebrate coexistence — and food.

In Sao Paulo, a hummus championship brings three faiths together

'We Brazilians are welcomed in Israel with open arms'

Tel Aviv hosts a weeklong party to celebrate Brazil’s 200th independence day.

'We Brazilians are welcomed in Israel with open arms'

Brazil: Israeli kidnapped in Brazil released for ransom

Gang of Sao Paulo locals kidnaps Israeli and holds him for ransom.

Brazil: Israeli kidnapped in Brazil released for ransom