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  • Five Latin American nations pull envoys to Israel since Gaza conflict start

    July 30, 2014 | 3:37 pm

    El Salvador is the fifth Latin American nation to pull its ambassador from Israel since the launch of Israel’s operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    El Salvador’s order Wednesday protesting Israel’s actions in the conflict means it joins Brazil, Peru, Chile and Ecuador in...

  • Israel, Brazilian Jews slam recall of Brazilian ambassador from Tel Aviv

    July 25, 2014 | 12:39 pm

    Representatives of Brazil’s Jewish community said their government’s recall of its ambassador from Israel amounted to a defense of Hamas.

    The statement by CONIB, an umbrella body, came Thursday, a day after Brasilia announced that it was recalling for consultation its ambassador...

  • Palestinian Authority FA says official’s Brazil trip blocked by Israel

    June 9, 2014 | 11:11 am

    Israel has prevented a senior Palestinian soccer delegate from traveling to this month's World Cup in Brazil, his federation said on Sunday.

    The Palestine FA (PFA) has been lobbying world governing body FIFA to impose sanctions against Israel over restrictions on the movement of...

  • Diagnosis put brother on mission

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 7, 2013 | 4:10 pm

    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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  • Let’s be Brazil

    By Marty Kaplan

    June 24, 2013 | 12:21 pm

    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...

  • This week in power: UN agreement, Marathon security, Florida law, Bible winner

    By Danny Groner

    April 25, 2013 | 3:43 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    New deal
    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...

  • Brazil’s president: Denying the Holocaust means repeating it

    January 31, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said that "the Holocaust is repeated when denied, relativized or softened."

    Roussef's comments were made on Jan. 30 during an event in Brasilia in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. The event was attended by several Brazilian government...

  • Iranian diplomat in Brazil: Soon there will be no place for Zionists

    September 14, 2012 | 9:15 am

    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...

  • Brazil’s Jewish community announces creation of Anne Frank ‘educational network’

    August 17, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Brazil’s Jewish community sent directors of five Brazilian schools named after Anne Frank on a Holocaust study tour in Amsterdam.

    The study trip is the first step in the creation of an educational network, according to an announcement by CONIB, the central body representing the...

  • Sao Paulo declares Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah official holidays

    August 10, 2012 | 10:50 am

    The Brazilian city of Sao Paulo – which has more than 11 million people—declared Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Ramadan as official holidays.

    Jewish and Muslim municipal workers may take two days off during the Jewish High Holidays and Ramadan, respectively. The city has...

  • Brazilian Jewish leaders ask President Rousseff not to meet with Ahmadinejad

    June 11, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    Representatives of Brazil’s Jewish communities urged the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, not to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his visit to Brazil.

    Ahmadinejad is expected in Brazil next week for Rio +20, a United Nations summit on sustainable...

  • Israeli task force in place to secure computer systems

    May 18, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    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...

  • Al-Qaida cells active in Brazil, magazine says

    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...

  • Israel, U.S. woo Latin America after neglect leads to tilt away

    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...

  • Brazil’s highest court names first Jewish justice

    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.

    Fux is...

  • New Brazilian president remembers the Holocaust

    January 31, 2011 | 10:22 am

    New Brazilian President Dilma Russeff said at a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony that “The Holocaust is not and will never be just a historic moment.”

    “The duty of the memory should not be mistaken for passiveness of the ordinary remembrance,” said Rousseff, who started her term a...

  • Argentina joins Brazil in recognizing Palestinian state

    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...

  • Israel, South America start trade agreement

    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...

  • Brazilian president lays wreath at Arafat’s grave

    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...

  • Polo Mom Poolside at 18th Maccabiah

    By Gina Lobaco

    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...

  • Brazilian Jews Rally Against Intolerance

    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...

  • Old Jewish joke, new language

    By The Web Guy

    August 27, 2008 | 1:46 am

    TERÇA-FEIRA, 26 DE AGOSTO DE 2008

    Piadas de judeu

    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...

  • Paper pieces for peace

    By Jay Firestone

    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...

  • Segway inventor Dean Kamen brings his high-tech vision to Israel

    By Dina Kraft

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Dean 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...

  • One man’s sukkah is another man’s shack

    By Jacob Neusner

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Let me tell you about my Brazilian song. I heard many songs in Brazil, surely the most musical of all countries. The power of dance and music shapes few worlds so forcefully as Brazil's.

    I heard a song for Sukkot in Brazil. It is a song of the shacks in the slums -- that is to say,...

  • Documentary: Sao Paolo nightmare gives lesson in class warfare

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In "Manda Bala," Jason Kohn's nightmarish documentary of Brazil, a young woman describes how a "secret admirer" kept phoning her home in Sao Paolo. But when she went to meet him, she found the flattery was a ruse to kidnap her and hold her for ransom. She was chained inside a box,...
  • Shedding Light on a Dark ‘Rising’

    By Robert David Jaffee

    August 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The 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...
  • Challenge Kashers National Brazil Dish

    By Bill Hinchberger

    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...

  • What’s Portuguese for Cohen?

    By Marcus Moraes

    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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