David L. Neale, a prominent bankruptcy attorney and major donor to AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), was stunned when the call came from Brazil in late 1999: His younger brother, John (not his real name), then in his mid-30s and previously robust, was gravely ill in Rio de Janeiro....
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I have outrage envy.
For nearly two weeks, more than a million citizens across Brazil have taken to the streets to protest political corruption, economic injustice, poor health care, inadequate schools, lousy mass transit, a crumbling infrastructure and — yes, in the land of Pelé...
April 25, 2013 | 3:43 am
A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:
An "unusual partnership" was struck this week, reported The New York Times, that brings together the "United States and Russia, with the help of Jordan, Brazil... As part of...
January 31, 2013 | 1:23 pm
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A Brazilian newspaper has published an opinion article by an Iranian diplomat asserting that “there will soon be no place for Zionists in the Middle East.”
Ali Mohaghegh, first secretary of the Iranian embassy in Brasilia, made the asertion in article published last month in the...
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Israel’s government has set up a task force to secure the country’s critical computer systems against possible cyber attacks.
The task force will “encourage and develop the field of cybernetics and turn the State of Israel into a global center of knowledge, in cooperation with...
April 4, 2011 | 12:19 pm
The terrorist organization al-Qaida is active in Brazil, including planning attacks and recruiting followers, a Brazilian magazine reported.
The revelation published over the weekend in Veja is causing serious concern in Brazil and Argentina.
“We have high concern about...
March 21, 2011 | 3:10 pm
It’s time for the West to woo Latin America—some will say it’s about time.
The United States and Israel appear to be heading toward increasing their focus on the area following years of neglect that has resulted in closer ties between Latin America and Iran—and gains for the...
February 10, 2011 | 10:08 am
Brazil’s highest court will have its first Jewish member.
Judge Luiz Fux, 57, was approved Wednesday by the South American country’s Senate to be seated on the Supreme Federal Court, an 11-member panel that decides constitutional and other matters, as well as final appeals.
January 31, 2011 | 10:22 am
December 7, 2010 | 10:39 am
Argentina has recognized a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, according to a note sent from President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to Mahmoud Abbas.
Kirchner on Monday sent the note to Abbas, the Palestinian Authority president, announcing that her government recognizes...
April 6, 2010 | 11:19 am
A pioneering free-trade agreement between Israel and a bloc of South American countries began operating.
Israel is the first country outside South America to sign such agreement with Mercosur, a regional bloc that includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, and produces over...
March 17, 2010 | 11:17 am
Brazil’s president laid a wreath at Yasser Arafat’s grave after refusing to visit the grave of Theodor Herzl.
President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva met with Palestinian Authority leaders Wednesday in Ramallah.
“I dream of an independent and free Palestine living in peace in the...
July 16, 2009 | 3:52 pm
The games go on. It’s Day 5 of the Chai Maccabiah and box scores can be found for most events in the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz. Just as the games go on, so do the snafus and foul-ups.,
On Tuesday morning, just as the Israel-Mexico softball match was under way, local cops...
April 27, 2009 | 7:17 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)—Thousands of Brazilian Jews rallied to protest next month’s scheduled visit to their country by Iran’s president and to remember the Holocaust.
Some 2,500 people participated Sunday in the ninth annual Regional March of the Living in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest...
August 27, 2008 | 1:46 am
TERÇA-FEIRA, 26 DE AGOSTO DE 2008
Num banco de praça de Nova York, um velho judeu lê o jornal Nation of Islam, publicação anti-semita editada por Louis Farrakahn.
Outro judeu se aproxima e lhe diz indignado: “Por que você está lendo esta porcaria em vez de...
May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm
An ancient Japanese legend holds that anyone who folds 1,000 origami cranes will be granted a wish. If three L.A.-area day schools were to get one, it might be for peace and understanding.
Pasadena's Weizmann Jewish day school hosted an interfaith origami session on Tuesday, May...
April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pmDean Kamen, the multimillionaire inventor renowned for the Segway personal transporter, traveled to Israel with a message for teenagers: Careers in science will help make them the rock stars of their generation.
Taking a break from his current innovations, which include developing a...
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August 4, 2006 | 8:00 pmThe film "City of God" shed light on a long-neglected subject, the Third World conditions and inescapable warfare existing in Rio de Janeiro's slums. Now comes "Favela Rising," a documentary that not only limns the tragedy of the favelas, the Brazilian ghettoes, but also tells the...
August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm
The pleasant smell drifted not heavenward but into the O Shil Beit Chabad Itaim Synagogue, distracting the faithful from their prayers.
Next door, the Bolinha restaurant was gearing up for its usual barrage of patrons on Saturday, when Brazilians traditionally partake of their...
April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm
A major new tool can help Brazilians learn about their possible Iberian Jewish origins: the "Dictionary of Sephardic Surnames," a 528-page tome featuring some 17,000 surnames of Sephardic Jewish families from Portugal, Spain and Italy and their descendants.
Written in Portuguese and...
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