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Israeli kidnapped in Brazil: They hit me in the head with a gun, I was bleeding a lot

Israeli businessman Moshe Benedek recounts his kidnapping by criminal elements in Brazil last week.

'They hit me in the head with a gun, I was bleeding a lot'

Kidnapped Israeli paid ransom and fled his captors

The Rabbi of the Israeli kidnapped in Brazil describes the tense hours leading to the desperately awaited news that he was alive and well.

Kidnapped Israeli paid ransom and fled his captors

Update: Israeli businessman released from captivity in Brazil

The Foreign Ministry was in touch with relevant Brazilian authorities regarding the incident.

Update: Israeli businessman released from captivity in Brazil

Brazilian pastor calling for a second Holocaust gets 18-year prison sentence

Pentecostal preacher in Rio who called for a second Holocaust gets unprecedented 18-year prison sentence.

Brazilian pastor calling for 2nd Holocaust gets 18 years in jail

Biden ambassador pick for Brazil blasted for 'Jewish lobby' rant

Elizabeth Frawley Bagley gave 1998 interview in which she used antisemitic tropes to describe influence of "the Jewish factor" in politics.

Biden ambassador pick for Brazil blasted for 'Jewish lobby' rant

Jewish tribute to journalist and expert killed in the Amazon goes viral

Brazilian reform rabbi makes headlines for paying tribute to journalist, expert killed in Amazon & whose deaths sparked international outcry

Jewish tribute to two men killed in the Amazon goes viral

Brazilian Jewish school takes in hospital patients escaping a fire

After fire in nearby hospital, Jewish school opens its doors to over 150 evacuated patients.

Brazilian Jewish school takes in hospital patients escaping fire

Over 100 dead or missing in Brazil after heavy flooding

The 4th natural disaster in the last five months raises questions about climate change in the impoverished part of the country.

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Andor Stern, recognized as the only Brazilian-born Holocaust survivor, dies at 94

Stern celebrated his bar mitzvah 78 years late in 2019 after surviving Auschwitz.

Andor Stern, only Brazilian-born Holocaust survivor, dies at 94

Brazil: 14 killed in flooding caused by heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro

At least 14 killed, including seven children, after days of heavy rains trigger flooding and landslides in state of Rio de Janeiro.

14 killed in flooding caused by heavy rains

Google employee: Company retaliating for my anti-Israel opinion

A Jewish Google employee says her activism against an Israel contract got her job moved to Brazil.

Google employee: Company retaliating for my anti-Israel opinion

Brazilian President: Brazil will remain neutral on Russia-Ukraine

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro declines to condemn Russian President.

'Brazil will remain neutral on Russia-Ukraine'

Italian watchdog decries antisemitic video game

The Antisemitism Observatory decries video game from Brazil that contains “antisemitic intentions” and incites violence against Israelis.

Italian watchdog decries antisemitic video game

German extremist and Holocaust denier sheltering in Brazil

Nikolai Nerling, a prominent German Holocaust denier is escaping arrest by hiding in Brazil.

German extremist and Holocaust denier sheltering in Brazil

Floodwater hits Brazilian state of Para

Floods leave homes uninhabitable in Brazilian municipality of Maraba in Para state.

Floodwater hits Brazilian state of Paraplayer

Seven dead, dozens injured after boulder collapses in Brazil

Boulder collapses and falls on three boats in Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, killing seven and injuring at least 32.

Seven dead, dozens injured after boulder collapses in Brazilplayer

Brazilian court fines airline for ’emotional suffering’ to passengers denied kosher food

American Airlines fined by Brazilian court after airline promised passengers kosher meals but failed to deliver.

Brazilian court fines American Airlines for lack of kosher food

Brazil's President criticizes children's vaccines

Jair Bolsonaro criticizes country's health regulator for authorizing vaccination of children aged 5 to 11.

Brazil's President criticizes children's vaccines

Brazilian President hospitalized with intestinal blockage

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro may need to undergo surgery.

Brazilian President hospitalized with intestinal blockage

Jewish ‘Big Brother Brasil’ host hit with antisemitic abuse after defending reality show

Former host of Brazilian reality TV show becomes target of antisemitic abuse after defending his show from criticism.

Jewish ‘Big Brother Brasil’ host hit with antisemitic abuse

Brazilian President: I won't vaccinate my daughter

Jair Bolsonaro says he will not vaccinate his 11-year-old daughter against COVID-19.

Brazilian President: I won't vaccinate my daughter

Brazil region hit by floods as dams burst

Two dams gave way in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia after weeks of heavy rains.

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Brazilian cops arrest neo-Nazis planning to attack Jews on New Year's Eve

Police in Brazil have foiled an attempt by neo-Nazis to launch multiple attacks on New Year’s Eve targeting Jewish and black Brazilians.

Brazilian cops arrest neo-Nazis planning to attack Jews

Journalist apologizes for talking about Brazil 'killing its Jews'

Brazilian journalist apologizes for saying his country would need to kill its Jews to match Germany’s wealth.

Pundit apologizes for talking about Brazil 'killing its Jews'

Brazil's President 'bored' by questions on COVID-19 death toll

Jair Bolsonaro tells reporter he does not want to be "bored" with questions about 600,000 COVID-19 deaths in his country.

Brazil's President 'bored' by questions on COVID-19 death toll

Brazil's unvaccinated president not allowed into city's diners

Bolsonaro told members of the UN General Assembly he wouldn't require Brazil's citizens to get the COVID vaccine.

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Can a deadly Brazilian viper snake solve the COVID crisis?

Researchers have discovered a molecule in the venom of a deadly viper that prevents COVID reproduction in monkeys.

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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.

‘I’ll enter synagogues and kill everyone’

Brazilian President welcomes granddaughter of top Nazi official

Jewish groups slam Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s warm welcome to granddaughter of Hitler’s finance minister.

Brazilian President welcomes granddaughter of top Nazi official

Brazil's President hospitalized - for hiccups

A 10-day bout of hiccups sent Pres. Jair Bolsonaro to hospital, where an intestinal blockage was discovered.

Brazil's President hospitalized - for hiccups

Brazilian President hospitalized, could require surgery

Jair Bolsonaro hospitalized following abdominal pain, persistent hiccups.

Brazilian President hospitalized, could require surgery

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.

PM Bennett speaks with President of Brazil

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.

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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.

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

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.

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

Senior Brazil official accused of making white supremacist sign

Brazilian president’s adviser accused of making white supremacist sign during legislative session.

Senior Brazil official accused of making white supremacist sign

Brazilian political party leader says Jews ‘sacrificed children’

Labor Party chairman Roberto Jefferson accuses Jews of child sacrifice to 'Satanic deity' Baal.

Brazilian political party leader says Jews ‘sacrificed children’

Brazilian police raid church whose pastor prayed for another Holocaust

Brazilian pastor who prayed for another Holocaust 'should have been detained,' rabbi says.

Brazil: Church whose pastor prayed for another Holocaust raided

'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.'

'We will work to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization'

Brazilian FM Ernesto Araujo to land in Israel on Sunday

Brazil, Israel, to examine ways to cooperate on coronavirus pandemic management.

Brazilian FM to land in Israel on Sunday