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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
Rio mayor raises Holocaust awareness

Rio mayor raises Holocaust awareness

Marcelo Crivella, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, gathers entire staff for #WeRemember photo in global movement to raise Holocaust awareness.Marcus M. Gilban/JTA, 21/01/2019 21:27
Cameras, drones: Rio de Janeiro to put electronic eyes on crime

Cameras, drones: Rio de Janeiro to put electronic eyes on crime

Tender to install 30,000 cameras to be launched.AFP, 04/12/2018 22:57
Rio mayor sings to raise funds for Holocaust memorial

Rio mayor sings to raise funds for Holocaust memorial

Thousands pay to watch mayor of Rio sing at concert where box office was entirely donated to construction of a Holocaust memorial.JTA, 17/06/2018 13:39
Israelis volunteer in Rio to honor Brazilian killed in Israel

Israelis volunteer in Rio to honor Brazilian killed in Israel

25 Israeli backpackers volunteer in Rio to honor memory of Brazilian volunteers killed in car accident.JTA, 11/03/2018 16:28
Gym teacher at Brazilian Jewish club sued over swastika tattoo

Gym teacher at Brazilian Jewish club sued over swastika tattoo

Rio’s Jewish community sues gym teacher hired by Jewish club who unveiled a swastika tattooed on his triceps.JTA, 17/01/2018 17:17
Paintings featuring swastikas removed from Rio cultural exhibit

Paintings featuring swastikas removed from Rio cultural exhibit

3 paintings with swastikas removed from exhibit at cultural center following complaints from Jewish community.JTA, 27/08/2017 15:22
Sheldon Adelson pitches Brazilian president on $8 billion casino

Sheldon Adelson pitches Brazilian president on $8 billion casino

Billionare mogul seeks to build $8 billion casino in Rio de Janeiro as rumors persist that Brazil will legalize gambling after 70 years.JTA, 11/05/2017 15:31
Rio mayor: Israel is very important to us

Rio mayor: Israel is very important to us

Mayor of Rio de Janeiro praises Jewish State following 69th anniversary of Israel's founding. 'a strong democracy surrounded by atrocities'.JTA, 08/05/2017 17:57
New mayor of Rio says his city should be 'walled like Jerusalem'

New mayor of Rio says his city should be 'walled like Jerusalem'

Rio's new mayor told Jewish leaders that the Brazilian city should be 'walled like Jerusalem' to prevent drugs and weapons smuggling.JTA, 24/11/2016 01:43
Rio's new mayor to celebrate victory in Israel

Rio's new mayor to celebrate victory in Israel

Mayor-elect of Rio de Janeiro, a prominent evangelical leader, to celebrate his victory in Israel.JTA, 04/11/2016 05:50
Italian man arrested for anti-Semitic slurs

Italian man arrested for anti-Semitic slurs

Italian passenger arrested after yelling anti-Semitic slurs to a kippah-wearing Brazilian Jewish man at an airport in Rio de Janeiro.JTA, 21/10/2016 06:24
Rio party labels Peres an 'ideologue of terrorism'

Rio party labels Peres an 'ideologue of terrorism'

Rio City Council member files lawsuit against the PSOL political party for calling Shimon Peres an accessory to terror and genocide.JTA, 21/10/2016 03:51
I heard my opponent say, 'Allahu Akbar'

I heard my opponent say, 'Allahu Akbar'

Olympic medalist Uri Sasson describes his experience fighting his Egyptian opponent. "He looked at us as if he wanted to murder us."Reut Hadar, 17/08/2016 13:48
Israeli Olympians pay taxes when they win

Israeli Olympians pay taxes when they win

Sports Minister Miri Regev: "Unacceptable" to take from Olympic athletes after all "they have already given."Hezki Baruch, 14/08/2016 15:40
 7 Jewish American Olympians to watch in Rio

7 Jewish American Olympians to watch in Rio

Gabe Friedman gives a run-down on 7 star Jewish athletes competing for the US in the Olympics this summer.Gabe Friedman, 31/07/2016 21:10
Man tries to steal Olympic torch

Man tries to steal Olympic torch

Security jump man who tried to steal Olympic torch mid-run.Rachel Kaplan, 24/07/2016 10:35
Jihadists call to attack Israeli Olympic team

Jihadists call to attack Israeli Olympic team

Report: Al-Qaida-influenced terrorists take to social media, calling for "knife attack against Americans/Israelis" ahead of the Rio games.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2016 18:42
Homeless Israeli woman given shelter in Rio

Homeless Israeli woman given shelter in Rio

Homeless Israeli woman taken to an old person's home in Rio thanks to a rapid response by the local Jewish community initiated on Facebook.JTA, 20/05/2016 05:34