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Diego Schwartzman of Argentina celebrates victory in round four of the 2019 U.S. Open Championship against Alexander Zverev of Germany at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y. Credit: Lev Radin/Shutterstock.

Jewish tennis star Diego Schwartzman wins first home title in Argentina Open

Argentinian Jewish tennis player Diego Schwartzman won the Argentina Open on Sunday and claimed his first ATP Tour title in his home country. The 28-year-old from Buenos Aires beat fellow countryman Francisco Cerundolo with a 6-1, 6-2...
Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in Brazil’s National Congress, speaks at an event opening the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency in Jerusalem on Dec.15, 2019. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Brazilian delegation arrives in Israel to investigate potential COVID-19 cure

A Brazilian delegation arrived in Israel on Sunday to learn about a EXO-CD24, a new drug developed at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, which has shown promising results in curing COVID-19 patients. The delegation—led by Brazilian...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu samples meat produced by Aleph Farms on Dec. 7, 2020. Credit: GPO/Koby Gidon.

Israeli startup’s sustainable, slaughter-free meat now on the menu in Brazil

An Israeli startup that seeks to disrupt the global meat industry has partnered with a Brazilian meat and food corporation to bring its lab-grown, slaughter-free meat to Brazilian tables. Rehovot-based Aleph Farms announced Thursday that it had...
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and his family on Jan. 31, 2019. Credit: Voice of America/Wikimedia Commons.

‘Iran is a main destination for uranium smuggling from Venezuela’

“It is public knowledge that several members of the military have been arrested after smuggling uranium from Venezuela, and we believe Iran is one of the main destinations,” said would-be Venezuelan leader Juan Guaidó...
A view of the Israeli-built housing development in Guatemala. Credit: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Israel completes housing for Guatemalans who lost homes in 2018 volcano blast

Israel’s embassy in Guatemala recently finished its housing development in the town of Escuintla for families whose homes were destroyed in the 2018 Fuego volcano eruption. On Jan. 31, Israel’s Ambassador to Guatemala and Honduras...

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Andres Roemer, Joins Combat Anti-Semitism Movement’s Advisory Board

The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) today announced that UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Dr. Andres Roemer, has joined its Advisory Board. Dr. Roemer, who is an internationally acclaimed writer, academic and intellectual, dedicated to the promotion...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández at the opening of a Honduran Trade Office in Jerusalem on Sept. 1, 2019. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.

Honduras becomes 50th country to form a Parliamentary Israel Allies Caucus

Honduras just became the Israel Allies Foundation’s (IAF) 50th country to join its Parliamentary Israel Allies Caucuses network. Achieving its goal to reach 50 countries by the end of 2020, IAF president Josh Reinstein said...
The two Category 4 hurricanes, Eta and Iota, struck the Central American country in November, leaving behind mudslides and widespread devastation. Credit: Israeli Defense Ministry.

In hurricane-ravaged Honduras, IDF provides hope for villagers amid catastrophic destruction

Helping a Honduran village hit extremely hard by hurricanes to go from being almost empty to increasingly being refilled with its inhabitants was a powerful experience for members of the Israeli assistance delegation sent...
Remains of the AMIA Jewish center after the 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Credit: La Nación via Wikimedia Commons.

Argentina increases border security following tip of bomb plot against Jewish target

Argentina announced on Saturday that it is going to tighten security at its border with Paraguay after its embassy in Britain received an anonymous tip about a person possibly smuggling bomb-making materials into the...
An IsraAID worker in Guatemala. Photo: courtesy.

IsraAID Guatemala brings relief in wake of Storm Eta

Israeli humanitarian aid agency IsraAID has launched an emergency response in Guatemala following Tropical Storm Eta, which has killed more than 150 people and affected the lives of some 200,000 residents of the Central American country. IsraAID’s...