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Hackers threaten online shiva for Brazilian Jewish educator

Hackers threaten online shiva for Brazilian Jewish educator

Hackers post pornography, Nazi symbols, and death threats against mourning ceremony for former Jewish school principal in Rio de Janeiro.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 25/08/2021 07:07
Brazilian President welcomes granddaughter of top Nazi official

Brazilian President welcomes granddaughter of top Nazi official

Jewish groups slam Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s warm welcome to granddaughter of Hitler’s finance minister.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 31/07/2021 20:51
Brazil's President hospitalized - for hiccups

Brazil's President hospitalized - for hiccups

A 10-day bout of hiccups sent Pres. Jair Bolsonaro to hospital, where an intestinal blockage was discovered.Matna'el Rot, 18/07/2021 16:40
Brazilian President hospitalized, could require surgery

Brazilian President hospitalized, could require surgery

Jair Bolsonaro hospitalized following abdominal pain, persistent hiccups.Elad Benari, 15/07/2021 05:39
PM Bennett speaks with President of Brazil

PM Bennett speaks with President of Brazil

The two leaders invited each other to visit one another's countries and agreed to the continued development of their countries' friendship.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2021 20:02
Brazilians calling for President's removal as COVID-19 deaths pass half-million mark

Brazilians calling for President's removal as COVID-19 deaths pass half-million mark

Brazil is second only to the United States, with over 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2021 20:57
Brazil's President fined after failing to wear mask in public

Brazil's President fined after failing to wear mask in public

Jair Bolsonaro fined for failure to wear a mask after leading thousands of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/06/2021 06:18
He became a lone soldier, then lost both his parents to COVID-19

He became a lone soldier, then lost both his parents to COVID-19

Thiago Benzecry left Brazil to become a lone soldier in Israel. He didn't know he would never see his parents alive again.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 10/05/2021 07:48
Senior Brazil official accused of making white supremacist sign

Senior Brazil official accused of making white supremacist sign

Brazilian president’s adviser accused of making white supremacist sign during legislative session.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 29/03/2021 07:45
Brazilian political party leader says Jews ‘sacrificed children’

Brazilian political party leader says Jews ‘sacrificed children’

Labor Party chairman Roberto Jefferson accuses Jews of child sacrifice to 'Satanic deity' Baal.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 23/03/2021 14:59
Brazilian police raid church whose pastor prayed for another Holocaust

Brazilian police raid church whose pastor prayed for another Holocaust

Brazilian pastor who prayed for another Holocaust 'should have been detained,' rabbi says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 13/03/2021 19:22
'We will work to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization'

'We will work to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization'

'We should have done this already,' says Brazilian president's son. 'We'll put this matter on the table.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2021 11:26
Brazilian FM Ernesto Araujo to land in Israel on Sunday

Brazilian FM Ernesto Araujo to land in Israel on Sunday

Brazil, Israel, to examine ways to cooperate on coronavirus pandemic management.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/03/2021 20:14
South American immigrants arrive in Israel after 40 days in limbo

South American immigrants arrive in Israel after 40 days in limbo

Forty days after they were scheduled to fly, 137 South American immigrants finally land in Israel.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 04/03/2021 07:43
New COVID mutation identified from Brazil

New COVID mutation identified from Brazil

Health Ministry seeks to have people returning from Brazil enter hotel isolation upon discovery of a new, highly contagious variation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/01/2021 19:48
Brazil’s vice president tests positive for coronavirus

Brazil’s vice president tests positive for coronavirus

Brazil’s vice president Hamilton Mourão tests positive for COVID-19 and will isolate in his official residence.Elad Benari, 28/12/2020 04:30
Brazil's President congratulates Biden

Brazil's President congratulates Biden

Jair Bolsonaro, who was close to Trump, waited until after Electoral College confirmed Biden's victory to congratulate him.Ben Ariel, 16/12/2020 03:33
Brazil's President Bolsonaro insists he won't get a COVID vaccine shot

Brazil's President Bolsonaro insists he won't get a COVID vaccine shot

Bolsonaro added that Brazilians won't be forced to be vaccinated.Y Rabinovitz, 27/11/2020 12:00
Brazil's President on US elections: Are they already finished?

Brazil's President on US elections: Are they already finished?

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro asks whether the vote in the US is really over.Elad Benari, 13/11/2020 04:57
Trial of Chinese COVID vaccine halted due to 'severe adverse' incident

Trial of Chinese COVID vaccine halted due to 'severe adverse' incident

Brazilian trial halted after a volunteer dies; authorities claim the death was unrelated.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2020 14:01
Brazilian governor renounces her father’s Nazi sympathies

Brazilian governor renounces her father’s Nazi sympathies

New governor of Santa Catarina distances herself from her father's Holocaust denial and statements of support for Hitler.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 06/11/2020 14:30
In his podcast debut, Yair Netanyahu interviews son of Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro

In his podcast debut, Yair Netanyahu interviews son of Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro

Prime Minister Netanyahu's son, Yair, debuts podcast with interview with son of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 06/11/2020 07:13
Brazilian Health Minister diagnosed with COVID-19

Brazilian Health Minister diagnosed with COVID-19

Brazilian Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello in stable condition in hospital, will be reevaluated on Sunday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/11/2020 06:02
Brazilian President endorses Trump

Brazilian President endorses Trump

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro becomes latest world leader to endorsed US President.Elad Benari, 21/10/2020 05:43
Brazilian man with infamous swastika pool expelled from his political party

Brazilian man with infamous swastika pool expelled from his political party

Brazilian history professor who named his son Adolf and owns poll with giant swastika tiling expelled from country's Liberal Party.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 16/10/2020 08:53
Shelves collapse like dominoes in Brazilian supermarket, killing 1 and injuring 8

Shelves collapse like dominoes in Brazilian supermarket, killing 1 and injuring 8

One person was killed after massive shelves in a Brazilian supermarket came crashing down, burying customers and staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/10/2020 08:44
Brazil's 1st Jewish Supreme Court president: 'Baruch Hashem'

Brazil's 1st Jewish Supreme Court president: 'Baruch Hashem'

Luiz Fux, the first Jewish justice on Brazil’s highest court, ends his swearing-in ceremony speech with words 'blessed is G-d.'Marcus M. Gilban/JTA, 14/09/2020 17:34
Brazilian President: Reporters are 'wimps', have higher chance of dying from COVID-19

Brazilian President: Reporters are 'wimps', have higher chance of dying from COVID-19

Jair Bolsonaro verbally attacks journalists, says they have a heightened chance of dying of COVID-19 because they are not athletic.Ben Ariel, 25/08/2020 03:09
Brazilian President again tests positive for COVID-19

Brazilian President again tests positive for COVID-19

The President has been in self-isolation since first testing positive for the virus on July 7.Elad Benari, 23/07/2020 05:54
Pompeo: US and Israel 'share understanding at the core'

Pompeo: US and Israel 'share understanding at the core'

US Secretary of State: 'These are nations that have a shared understanding of what democracies can do, the good that one can do for people.'Mordechai Sones, 20/07/2020 17:17
Brazilian President again tests positive for COVID-19

Brazilian President again tests positive for COVID-19

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tells reporters he has again tested positive for coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/07/2020 02:07
Brazilian Press Association to sue President Bolsonaro

Brazilian Press Association to sue President Bolsonaro

Brazilian Press Association says President Jair Bolsonaro possibly exposed members of the media to COVID-19.Elad Benari, 09/07/2020 03:11
Brazilian president tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian president tests positive for coronavirus

President Jair Bolsonaro says he is taking hydroxychloroquineArutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2020 19:15
Brazilian President undergoes another coronavirus test

Brazilian President undergoes another coronavirus test

Brazilian President says he has undergone another test for coronavirus following reports he has COVID-19 symptoms.Elad Benari, 07/07/2020 03:30
Brazil: Luiz Fux, Jewish judge, becomes head of Supreme Court

Brazil: Luiz Fux, Jewish judge, becomes head of Supreme Court

Brazil’s first Jewish Supreme Court justice is now the high court’s first Jewish president.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 27/06/2020 21:03
Brazilian pastor and congregants pray for another Holocaust

Brazilian pastor and congregants pray for another Holocaust

Pastor at Rio de Janeiro church tells evangelical congregation to implore, 'Massacre the Jews, hit them with your sword.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 20/06/2020 20:59
US supplies Brazil with 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine

US supplies Brazil with 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine

United States supplies Brazil with 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine for use against the coronavirus.Ben Ariel, 01/06/2020 02:00
Brazil's Education Min.: 'Today was the day of infamy, the Brazilian Kristallnacht'

Brazil's Education Min.: 'Today was the day of infamy, the Brazilian Kristallnacht'

Brazilian politician with Jewish roots compares police investigation raids to Kristallnacht.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 30/05/2020 22:42
Netanyahu offers Brazil help with coronavirus outbreak

Netanyahu offers Brazil help with coronavirus outbreak

PM speaks with Brazilian President Bolsonaro, offers cooperation with Brazilian industries, access to Israeli experts in fighting COVID-19.Gary Willig, 28/05/2020 15:37
'You call it humor, I call it horror' - Brazilian -Israeli analyst slams Holocaust 'joke'

'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, 26/05/2020 08:25
Anti-Semitism in Brazil: 'Jews are miserly, Jews are wicked'

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, 22/05/2020 08:28
Brazilian Jews were 'able to choose Minister of Health,' journalist claims

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, 19/05/2020 14:48
Is the slogan, 'Work, unity and the truth will set Brazil free' offensive?

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, 13/05/2020 08:04
‘Never Again’ projected on Brazil’s congress buildings to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

‘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, 22/04/2020 07:13
Brazilian President fires health minister

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, 17/04/2020 06:21
Brazilian TV anchor ousted for proposal to house COVID-19 patients in ‘concentration camp’

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, 12/04/2020 07:39
Brazilian minister hints at Chinese 'plan for world domination'

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, 07/04/2020 08:38
Jewish cosmetics magnate donates alcohol gel to fight coronavirus

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, 23/03/2020 08:30
Brazilian President's second coronavirus test comes back negative

Brazilian President's second coronavirus test comes back negative

Jair Bolsonaro announces his second test for coronavirus was negative.Elad Benari, 18/03/2020 03:59
Brazilian Foreign Trade Secretary tests positive for coronavirus

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, 16/03/2020 23:36
Brazilian Jewish schools close to prevent coronavirus infections

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, 14/03/2020 20:43
Brazilian President denies testing positive for coronavirus

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, 13/03/2020 20:28
Brazilian high students display Nazi salute to support a classmate

Brazilian high students display Nazi salute to support a classmate

Senior high school students make Nazi salute, are suspended.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 07/03/2020 21:02
3 attackers assault Jewish man wearing a kippah in Brazil

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, 03/03/2020 21:12
Rio de Janeiro: Parade costumes with swastikas 'not praising Nazism'

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, 26/02/2020 07:57
Public square in Rio named for late Lubavitcher Rebbe

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, 20/02/2020 21:05
Israeli Krav Maga experts train Brazil police officers

Israeli Krav Maga experts train Brazil police officers

Israeli fighting sport gains popularity in Brazil as police officers are trained in the sport.i24News, 13/02/2020 18:40