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  • Israel presses Brazil to accept pro-settler envoy

    December 28, 2015 | 8:43 am

    Brazil's reluctance to accept an Israeli ambassador who is a West Bank settler has set off a diplomatic crisis and led to concerns in the Israeli government that the clash could encourage pro-Palestinian activism against it.

    The appointment four months ago of Dani Dayan, a former...

  • Brazilian president reportedly unhappy with appointment of settler leader as envoy

    September 22, 2015 | 12:37 pm

    Brazilian President Dilma Roussef reportedly has told Israel she is unhappy with Israel’s selection for ambassador to her country, former settler leader Dani Dayan.

    Ynet reported this week that Roussef, under pressure from Palestinian groups and figures in her country to reject...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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