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News and updates about Colombia

Over Gaza war:

Colombia to suspend coal exports to Israel

Colombian President Gustavo Petro says coal exports to Israel will only resume “when the genocide” in Gaza stops.

Colombia to suspend coal exports to Israel

After cutting ties with Israel:

Colombia to open embassy in Ramallah

Colombia's President Gustavo Petro, who has been critical of Israel's actions in Gaza, orders the opening of an embassy in Ramallah.

Colombia to open embassy in Ramallah

Colombia Pres. severs diplomatic ties with Israel

Israeli Foreign Minister Katz accuses President Gustavo Petro of siding "with the most despicable monsters known to mankind who burned babies, murdered children, raped women and kidnapped innocent civilians."

Colombia Pres. severs diplomatic ties with Israel

Colombian President threatens to cut ties with Israel

President Gustavo Petro, who has repeatedly criticized Israel's war against Hamas, threatens to break off diplomatic ties if Israel fails to comply with UN Security Council resolution calling for immediate ceasefire.

Colombian President threatens to cut ties with Israel

President of Colombia:

‘Netanyahu murdered 100 Palestinians – a Holocaust’

President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, postponed purchase of arms from Israel, following the death of dozens of Gazans when trying to plunder humanitarian aid trucks.

‘Netanyahu murdered 100 Palestinians – a Holocaust’

'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

Israeli Foreign Minister:

Colombian President's remarks are antisemitic

Minister Cohen called out President Petro after he equated Israel's operation in Gaza to Nazism.

Colombian President's remarks are antisemitic

Amid war in Gaza:

Chile and Colombia recall their ambassadors to Israel

Earlier, Bolivia's government broke diplomatic ties with Israel and accused Israel of committing crimes against humanity.

Chile and Colombia recall their ambassadors to Israel

Watch: Plane crashes in residential area of Colombia

A small plane was seen crashing into a number of buildings in the southern American city.

Watch: Plane crashes in residential area of Colombia

"You're rude!"

Colombian singer walks out of interview with Israeli reporter

Colombian singer Maluma leaves interview with Kan 11 correspondent after being asked about human rights violations in Qatar.

Colombian singer walks out of interview with Israeli reporter

Israeli dies of dairy allergy in Colombia

Israeli exposed to lactose at local restaurant is rushed to hospital, dies a few days later.

Israeli dies of dairy allergy in Colombia

Watch: Spectators flee as stadium collapses in Colombia

At least five people have been killed and hundreds injured after a stand collapsed during a bullfight in Colombia

Watch: Spectators flee as stadium collapses in Colombia

Colombian president issues apology for Nazi-themed police event

Cultural exchange event for police cadet widely denounced for its Nazi theme, including swastikas, uniforms and replica firearms.

Colombian president issues apology for Nazi-themed police event

Report:

Iran, not Hezbollah, behind plot targeting Israelis

Plot to target Israelis and Americans in Colombia was hatched by Iran, not Lebanese terror group, say sources familiar with investigation.

Iran, not Hezbollah, behind plot targeting Israelis

Colombia accuses Hezbollah of 'criminal activities'

Colombia's Defense Minister says Hezbollah is being monitored after country captured and expelled two criminals commissioned by the group.

Colombia accuses Hezbollah of 'criminal activities'

Colombian President seeks to upgrade ties with Israel

President Isaac Herzog hosts dinner in honor of visiting President Iván Duque Márquez of Colombia.

Colombian President seeks to upgrade ties with Israel

Colombia captures country’s most wanted drug trafficker

President Iván Duque likens arrest of Dairo Antonio Úsuga to the capture three decades ago of Pablo Escobar.

Colombia captures country’s most wanted drug trafficker

Israeli technology to save lives of Colombian children

Israel donates machines which 'extract' drinking water from the air to drought-stricken Colombian state.

Israeli technology to save lives of Colombian children

Millions found in wall of drug kingpin's home

After seeing 'vision', Nicholas Escobar finds $18 million treasure wall of Pablo Escobar's home.

Millions found in wall of drug kingpin's home

Operation to return Israelis from Panama commences

El Al aircraft 'Jerusalem of Gold' will fly for first time in history by direct flight from Panama to Israel and return Israelis home.

Operation to return Israelis from Panama commences

Colombian, Argentine Presidents call to congratulate Netanyahu

They discuss Iranian involvement in Latin America; PM praises Colombia decision to declare Hezbollah, Revolutionary Guards terror orgs.

Colombian, Argentine Presidents call to congratulate Netanyahu

El Al to send rescue flight to Colombia

Flight is expected to depart Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. from Bogota with about 150 hikers stranded in Colombia due to coronavirus pandemic.

El Al to send rescue flight to Colombia

Pompeo praises countries which blacklisted Hezbollah

Secretary of State praises Colombia, Honduras and Guatemala. "The US continues to rally int'l support to counter these threats."

Pompeo praises countries which blacklisted Hezbollah

Menorah monument in Colombia vandalized

Colombian government says vandalism of monument in Bogota is an expression of "intolerance and hate".

Menorah monument in Colombia vandalized

800 liters of water - from air

Israeli technology converts air into water for residents in northern Colombia.

800 liters of water - from air

Warning: Banana shortage ahead

Fungus which devastated banana plants across the eastern hemisphere makes its way to major banana exporter.

Warning: Banana shortage ahead

Israeli wanted for drug trafficking arrested in Portugal

Man wanted by Colombia for human, drug, trafficking, and money laundering arrested in Portugal.

Israeli wanted for drug trafficking arrested in Portugal

Israeli group distributing relief to Venezuelan refugees

IsraAID NGO distributing relief materials to thousands of refugees fleeing Venezuela in neighboring Colombia.

Israeli group distributing relief to Venezuelan refugees

A Colombian twin inside a twin

The phenomenon is called a "fetus-in-fetus" and although extremely rare, it has happened previously.

A Colombian twin inside a twin

United Hatzalah opens new chapter in Colombia

Israeli first aid organization works with locals to bring response time down from 45 minutes to three.

United Hatzalah opens new chapter in Colombia

Strong earthquake shakes Ecuador

Earthquake measuring 7.5 hits Ecuador, near country's border with Peru.

Strong earthquake shakes Ecuador

In the Colombian Jungle the (Israeli) Lion never sleeps

Amazing footage of the Kfir Squadron that operates out of Palanquero in the Andes Mountains.

In the Colombian Jungle the (Israeli) Lion never sleeps

Colombian President: 'Palestine' recognition is irreversible

Colombia’s new President says decision by his predecessor to recognize “Palestine” days before he left office cannot be changed.

Colombian President: 'Palestine' recognition is irreversible

'Roi was kidnapped - it will be hard for him to survive'

Friend of Israeli man arrested by Colombian authorities after large quantity of cocaine found on his boat says his friend is being framed.

'Roi was kidnapped - it will be hard for him to survive'

PA welcomes Colombia's recognition of 'Palestine'

PA cabinet praises Colombia after it recognized “Palestine” as a state.

PA welcomes Colombia's recognition of 'Palestine'

Israel surprised by Colombia's recognition of 'Palestine'

Israel's foreign ministry awaiting explanation from Colombia's new government following reports the country recognized “Palestine”.

Israel surprised by Colombia's recognition of 'Palestine'

Colombia to review recognition of 'Palestine'

Colombia’s new government says it will review former President’s recognition of “Palestine” as a state.

Colombia to review recognition of 'Palestine'

Colombia recognizes 'Palestine'

Colombian foreign ministry reveals the country recognized “Palestine” as a sovereign state in the days before its new president took office.

Colombia recognizes 'Palestine'

Netanyahu cancels trip to Colombia

In sudden move, PM cancels trip next week. No reason given, but possibly tied to Hamas-PA reconciliation negotiations.

Netanyahu cancels trip to Colombia

Why was the Colombian tour guide who helped Israelis murdered?

Colombian authorities still trying to decipher murder of tour guide Monica Blanco, who helped two young Israelis survive a kidnapping.

Why was the Colombian tour guide who helped Israelis murdered?

Argentine woman killed by suspected FARC rebels in Colombia

Woman kidnapped with Israeli tourists found dead in southern Colombia.

Argentine woman killed by suspected FARC rebels in Colombia

Israelis abducted in Colombia jungle

2 discharged soldiers abducted, held for $200,000 by criminals in Colombia.

Israelis abducted in Colombia jungle

Colombian reporter asked to resign for not crossing herself

Jewish journalist ordered to resign from her anchor post on daily newscast after refusing to cross herself while on the air.

Colombian reporter asked to resign for not crossing herself

Crypto-Jews return to roots after 500 years

Group of once devout Christians discover family roots dating back to Spanish Inquisition.

Crypto-Jews return to roots after 500 years

Israel issues travel warning for Colombia

Israel's Foreign Ministry warns several Colombia regions are at risk for crime and terror attacks.

Israel issues travel warning for Colombia

Colombia extradites Israeli criminal

Colombia expels Israeli citizen for crimes including drug and human trafficking.

Colombia extradites Israeli criminal

Colombia expels Israeli accused of providing illicit trips

Israeli national accused of providing trips with drugs and prostitutes banned from returning to Colombia for 10 years,

Colombia expels Israeli accused of providing illicit trips

Israeli expelled from Colombia for 'violating state security'

Israeli man suspected of running prostitution and drug-trafficking network. However, no indictment filed against him.

Israeli expelled from Colombia for 'violating state security'

PA mission to Colombia calls for Israel's destruction

Official PA mission to State of Colombia tweets quote from Arafat saying Arab goal is end of Israel. 'We don't want peace. We want WAR.'

PA mission to Colombia calls for Israel's destruction

Jewish Argentine coach guides Colombia soccer team to World Cup

Jose Pekerman participates in FIFA's World Cup for second year in a row.

Jewish Argentine coach guides Colombia soccer team to World Cup

Netanyahu: Teach us to make a good cup of coffee

PM Netanyahu promises to send Israeli tourists to Colombia, stresses importance of countries' cooperation in fighting Iran, ISIS.

Netanyahu: Teach us to make a good cup of coffee

Israel, Colombia, sign tourism & science agreements

PM Netanyahu, Colombian President Santos, agree cyber delegation will receive advanced training in Israel.

Israel, Colombia, sign tourism & science agreements

Colombian President: Israel is a friend and an ally

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Colombian President Santos pledge to strengthen ties between the two countries.

Colombian President: Israel is a friend and an ally

PM Netanyahu leaves on historic visit to Latin America

Netanyahu leaves for trip to Argentina, Mexico, and Columbia, then meets world leaders at UN General Assembly in New York.

PM Netanyahu leaves on historic visit to Latin America

Colombian woman crosses into Israel to steal money

Colombian woman enters Israel with a group, steals tens of thousands of shekels from Israeli citizens.

Colombian woman crosses into Israel to steal money

9 dead after tourist boat capsizes in Colombia

Nine people dead, 28 reported missing after tourist boat with about 150 people capsizes near Medellin.

9 dead after tourist boat capsizes in Colombia

Colombia landslide leaves 254 dead

Rain causes flooding, landslide, in Colombia border city.

Colombia landslide leaves 254 dead

Fed up Israeli passenger removed from Colombia flight

Israeli gets booted from Colombia plane after 'threatening' to detonate a bomb.

Fed up Israeli passenger removed from Colombia flight

Colombian plane carrying 81 passengers crashes, 76 killed

A Colombian airplane carrying 81 passengers including a Brazilian football team crashes, at least 25 feared dead

Colombian plane carrying 81 passengers crashes, 76 killed

President of Colombia wins Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos awarded Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to end conflict with rebel groups.

President of Colombia wins Nobel Peace Prize