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Bolivia cuts ties with Israel

Bolivia is severing diplomatic relations with Israel over the war against Hamas, the Latin American country announced on Tuesday as Colombia and Chile said they were recalling their ambassador to the Jewish state. La Paz's move came...

The former Jewish head of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo is the presidential candidate...

Sheinbaum seeks to become the first woman in the country's history to hold that position, facing the opposition candidate Xóchitl Gálvez. Born on June 24, 1962, the granddaughter of Bulgarian and Lithuanian Jewish immigrants, Sheinbaum...
Andre Lajst, head of the Brazil chapter of StandWithUs. Credit: Courtesy.

Anti-Israel activist breaks nose of Brazilian university rector

Andreas Lajst, director of the Brazil chapter of StandWithUs, was to deliver a talk on Aug. 10 at the Federal University of Amazonas about the capacity of Israeli technology to aid isolated Brazilian populations. When...
Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen seen during an interview at the ministry in Jerusalem, June 12, 2023. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Israeli FM heads to Paraguay for presidential inauguration

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen is traveling to Paraguay to attend Tuesday’s inauguration of President-elect Santiago Peña, the ministry in Jerusalem announced. The Latin American visit by Israel’s top diplomat, which is the first in over...
Sen. Gustavo Leite, chairman of the Paraguayan Israel Allies Caucus; Vice President-elect Pedro Alliana; President of the Senate Silvio Ovelar; President-elect Santiago Peña, Leopoldo Martinez, IAF Latin America director; and Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Raul Latorre. Credit: Courtesy. | courtesy

Paraguay poised to return embassy to Jerusalem

Paraguay will move its embassy back to Jerusalem, in a sign of growing support for Israel in Latin America, a Paraguayan senator said on Monday. Sen. Gustavo Leite spoke a week before Paraguayan President-elect Santiago Peña,...
A view of the two highest towers in Rafaela at the intersection of General Paz Street and Mitre Avenue. Credit: Reinsalkas via Wikimedia Commons,

Argentina restaurant scraps ‘Ana Frank burger,’ ‘Adolf fries’ from menu

A restaurant called the Honky Donky in Rafaela, Argentina, isn’t helping the reputation of the South American state, which long served as a safe haven for Nazi Germans. Guests can order “Adolf fries,” which appropriately...
Israel's Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau attends a ceremony on the first night of Hanukkah, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Nov. 28, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

Israeli chief rabbi inaugurates Latin American Rabbinical Conference

Israel's chief rabbi was in Bueno Aires on Wednesday to inaugurate the Latin American Rabbinical Conference. The founding Torah scroll was signed in Argentina's capital in the presence of David Lau, who has served as Israel's Ashkenazi chief rabbi...
Thousands of people attended a memorial event in Argentina dedicated to the 85 people killed and 300 others injured in the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, July 18, 2022. Source: Twitter/The Israeli Foreign Ministry.

Arrest warrants for four tied to 1994 Buenos Aires Jewish center bombing

An Argentinian federal judge has called on Interpol to arrest four Lebanese men believed to be connected to a truck bomb that killed 85 people and injured more than 300 at the Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish community center...
Facade of the Latin American Parliament building in Panama City, Panama. Credit: Mabelin Santos/Shutterstock.

Latin American Parliament latest to adopt IHRA antisemitism definition

The Latin American Parliament, which represents 23 Latin American and Caribbean countries, adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s working definition of antisemitism last week. It also urged each member state’s parliament to use the IHRA...
Pro-Israel legislators from across Latin America gathered in Miami, Fla., on Jan. 30, 2023, to show solidarity with the Jewish state. Credit: Courtesy.

Latin American legislators pledge support for Israel, urge adoption of IHRA definition of antisemitism

A group of pro-Israel legislators from across Latin America on Sunday urged countries in the region to the adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism and promote faith-based support for...