News and updates about Peru

The story behind a mass conversion of Peruvians to Judaism

An unlikely mass conversion in Peru gets a closer look in new book about ‘Bnei Moshe’ Jews.

The story behind a mass conversion of Peruvians to Judaism

Two people drown in Peru after underwater volcano eruption

Two people reported to have drowned off a beach in Peru, following the eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga.

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Israeli who was detained in Peru returns to Israel

Hodaya Monsonego, Israeli woman with special needs who was jailed in Peru over drug offenses, arrives in Israel.

Israeli who was detained in Peru returns to Israel

Hodaya Monsonego's brother relates: We were fighting for her for two years

'A gang of criminals took advantage of my sister and used her to smuggle drugs. I can't describe my feelings now that she's coming home.'

Hodaya Monsonego's brother: We were fighting for her for 2 years

Israeli woman jailed in Peru to return home after two years

Hodaya Monsonego, who was arrested in Peru on charges of drug smuggling, released by local court from house arrest.

Israeli woman jailed in Peru to return home after two yearsplayer

37 Peruvian Jews move to Israel to flee pandemic, street riots

With mass lockdowns leaving economy in tatters and street riots breaking out, dozens of Jews leave Peru for Israel.

37 Peruvian Jews move to Israel to flee pandemic, street riots

Peru: Young Israeli woman released from prison

Hodaya Monsongo, 25-year-old Israeli woman with special needs charged with drug offenses, to be under house arrest at Jewish family's home.

Peru: Young Israeli woman released from prison

'Am Yisrael Chai': A letter to Netanyahu

Family whose sons were among Israelis brought back from Peru in special operation pen thank-you letter.

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1,000 Israelis stranded in Peru to return on special flight

About 1,000 Israelis stranded in Peru after it announced that it would close its borders will return home on a special El Al flight.

1,000 Israelis stranded in Peru to return on special flight

Pres. Rivlin asks Peru to pardon 24-year-old Israeli suspected of smuggling drugs

Pres. Rivlin writes to Peruvian President, requesting clemency for Hodaya Monsongo, who has been under arrest there for several months.

Rivlin to Peru: Pardon Israeli suspected of smuggling drugs

Rabbanim react to story of imprisoned woman

24-year-old Hodaya Monsango made headlines this week after news spread of her shocking arrest and imprisonment.

Rabbanim react to story of imprisoned woman

Peru's ex-president denied bail - for fear he may flee to Israel

Federal judge in San Francisco denies former Peruvian president bail, noting he may flee to Israel with his Israeli wife.

Peru's ex-president denied bail - for fear he may flee to Israel

Former President of Peru kills himself

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia shoots himself to death amid investigation into international bribery scandal.

Former President of Peru kills himself

Earthquake strikes Peru

Earthquake measuring 7.1 shakes Peru, a week after a similar earthquake shook Ecuador.

Earthquake strikes Peru

Strong earthquake shakes Ecuador

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

Strong earthquake shakes Ecuador

Planes in South America forced to land over bomb threats

Four passenger planes make emergency landings in Chile, Peru and Argentina over bomb threats. No injuries reported.

Planes in South America forced to land over bomb threats

Peru: 10 die at funeral

Peruvian Health Ministry says food poisoning which caused 10 deaths at a funeral may have been caused by insecticides.

Peru: 10 die at funeral

Peru: 48 dead in accident on 'Devil's Curve'

48 people killed when bus falls down a cliff after being struck by a tractor trailer.

Peru: 48 dead in accident on 'Devil's Curve'

Israeli rescue team fails to find Canadian man missing in Peru

Foul play suspected. 'The Israelis are fairly certain that they didn’t find him because someone doesn’t want us to find him.'

Israeli rescue team fails to find Canadian man missing in Peru

Floods wreck Peruvian neighborhoods

Panic throughout towns and villages affected by Peruvian flood waters.

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100 units of blood flown from Israel to Peru for Israeli tourist

Magen David Adom paramedic leaves for Peru with 100 units of blood for tourist hospitalized with blood-related illness.

100 units of blood flown from Israel to Peru for Israeli tourist

Life of Israeli tourist in Peru depends on fast blood donations

Emergency blood donation campaign underway to save life of Israeli tourist in Peru who contracted deadly bacterial blood infection.

Life of Israeli tourist in Peru depends on fast blood donations

Israel refuses entry to Peruvian ex-president

Alejandro Toledo, whose wife holds Israeli passport, is denied entry amid corruption charges.

Israel refuses entry to Peruvian ex-president

Peru's wanted ex-President on way to Israel

Alejandro Toledo, once the President of Peru and now wanted internationally on bribery charges, has left the U.S. for Israel.

Peru's wanted ex-President on way to Israel

Peru hunts ex-president Toledo over graft claims

Peru alerts US, Israel, France to cooperate in manhunt for ex-President Toledo involved in multi-million dollar bribery scandal.

Peru hunts ex-president Toledo over graft claims

Peru's president conducts Israel Philharmonic

President of Peru, whose father was a Jewish refugee, conducts Israel's Philharmonic Orchestra at a concert in Lima.

Peru's president conducts Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Son of Jewish doctor sworn in as Peru's president

Former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, son of a Jewish doctor who fled Nazi Germany, inaugurated as Peru's new president.

Son of Jewish doctor sworn in as Peru's president

‘Wandering Israeli’ leaves Lima airport

57-year-old Olga Babaev's story made headlines in Peru, where it was compared to Steven Spielberg’s film 'The Terminal.'

‘Wandering Israeli’ leaves Lima airport after making headlines

Peru: Son of Jewish doctor wins majority of votes

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski wins the majority of votes in Peru's presidential election, but final result depends on challenged ballots.

Peru: Son of Jewish doctor wins the majority of votes

Son of Jewish doctor declares victory in Peru

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's camp claims victory in Peru's presidential election, but final results not expected for few days.

Son of Jewish doctor declares victory in Peru

Peru election: Jewish doctor's son leads

With nearly 90% of vote counted, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has a hair's breadth edge over Keiko Fujimori - vote count to go down to the wire.

Near-final Peru election results: Jewish doctor's son leads

Son of Jewish doctor leads in Peru elections

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has narrow lead as polls close; voters choose between rightist candidates following disastrous leftist presidency.

Son of Jewish doctor leads in Peru presidential elections

Israeli tourist mysteriously dies in Peru

Shira Roth, 21, dies on bus after feeling ill; Foreign Min. checking circumstances. Her father was among first Arutz Sheva workers.

Israeli tourist mysteriously dies in Peru

Israeli tourist dies in Peru

Man killed during extreme sports activity, when cable snapped during a 100 meter pendulum jump .

Israeli tourist dies in Peru

Israeli Backpacker Who Died in Peru Identified

Aviv Bromberg of Kfar Saba is the Israeli in his twenties who apparently went into cardiac arrest while hiking at high altitudes.

Israeli Backpacker Who Died in Peru Identified

Family Blames Negligence for Man's Death in Peru

Max Sela's family insists the 24 year-old knew how to take care of himself, was not a risk-taker.

Family Suspects Israeli's Death in Peru Due to Negligence

Max Sela, 24, Named as Israeli Killed in Peru

Israeli killed in Peruvian air glider accident named as Max Sela, 24, from Shoham; family struggling to digest the news.

Max Sela, 24, Named as Israeli Killed in Peru Accident

Third Tragedy: Israeli Killed in Peru Accident

The Foreign Ministry said that an Israeli in his 20s had been killed while on a hike in Peru - the third death reported so far this week.

Third Tragedy in a Day: Israeli Killed in Peru Accident

Peru: Police to Charge Hezbollah Terrorist

Mohammed Amadar admitted to being a member of Hezbollah and was found in possession of explosive materials.

Peru: Hezbollah Agent to be Charged over Possible Terror Plot

Peru Foils Hezbollah Terror Attack on Israelis

Hezbollah terrorist arrested with weapons and explosives right before launching attack on Israeli and Jewish targets.

Peru Foils Hezbollah Terror Attack on Israelis