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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is officially received by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Source: YouTube.
U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt condemned the Palestinian Authority’s public show of support on Tuesday for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, whom the United States would like to see replaced by the country’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó. “The Palestinian leadership should be focused on providing a better future for Palestinians, but instead focuses on supporting the morally bankrupt Maduro...
Aftermath of the Brumadinho dam collapse Source: TV NBR on Wikimedia Commons.
A search-and-rescue team of 130 Israeli conscripted and reserve soldiers landed on a specially chartered emergency El Al flight in South Western Brazil late Sunday to join local rescue crews in the search for hundreds of people who went missing when a dam collapsed. Romeu Zema, the governor of Minas Gerais where the Brumadinho dam is located, greeted the delegation—comprised of...
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Credit: Eneas De Troya/Flickr.
Israel joined countries in South America and Europe on Sunday, and recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country’s interim president. Choosing his words carefully and refraining from specifically referring to Guaidó as the country’s new leader, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in a video saying “Israel joins the United States, Canada, most of the countries of Latin...
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Credit: The Kremlin.
Juan Guaidó has been sworn in as temporary president of Venezuela—two weeks after Nicolás Maduro, the president elected in a disputed vote last year took the oath of office—and Venezuela is in chaos. Venezuela is home to some 5,000 Jews. About 20,000 Jewish Venezuelans have left the country in the past decade because of economic conditions and in particular because...
Israel Defense Forces’ soldiers work to discover and dismantle Hamas’s terror tunnels in the Gaza Strip in July 2014. Credit: IDF.
Hezbollah began digging cross-border attack tunnels before the 2006 Second Lebanon War, as opposed to three or four years ago, as the Israel Defense Forces has said, Israeli media reported on Wednesday. The IDF declined to comment on the report. According to Channel 13 news, the then-head of the army’s Northern Command, Benny Gantz, was told in 2005 by Col. Yossi...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro on an official state visit in Brazil, Dec. 28, 2018. Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will arrive in Israel on March 31 for a four-day visit, Israel Hayom has learned, just one week ahead of Israel’s general elections on April 9. In closed talks with Bolsonaro during a historic visit to the South American country in late December, the Brazilian leader reiterated to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu his intentions of relocating the Brazilian Embassy...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro on an official state visit in Brazil, Dec. 28, 2018. Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO.
Anyone who wants additional proof that Israel is a rising world power should see the great admiration for Israel in Brazil, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday. Netanyahu arrived in Brazil last week to attend the inauguration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and hold meetings with other South American leaders. On Friday, Bolsonaro awarded Netanyahu the National Order of the Southern...
Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing anti-establishment figure who has promised to upend the status quo in the country, including improving ties with Israel. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit Friday to Brazil—the first by an Israeli sitting prime minister—president-elect Jair Bolsonaro blasted critics of his outreach to Israel, The Times of Israel reported on Thursday. Addressing Netanyahu’s visit, Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter, “There is no reason to criticize dialogue, especially when the criticism comes from those who did nothing, only destroyed and stole from the country.” The...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Jerusalem on Oct. 29, 2015. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.
Honduras has been in discussions with Israel to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to a report from Honduran news outlet Prensa Libre. “There is a negotiation, discussions with the Honduran authorities, and for the moment no decision has been made,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahson told the publication. Reportedly, in return for relocating its embassy, Honduras has...
From left: Jarbas Aragao Brazilian Christian journalist , Albert Vexler , Director of Jerusalem Presidential Prayer Breakfast ,President-elect Jaír Bolsonaro , Jim and Rosemary Garlow , Well Versed, Ramiro and Ophalinda Pena, and Pastor Valandro. Credit: Mario Bramnick.
Jair Bolsonaro will be sworn in as Brazil’s 38th president on Jan. 1, likely marking the beginning of improved ties with the United States and Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are among those expected to attend the inauguration. Ahead of the inauguration, a group of pro-Israel leaders from the United States, including Israel...

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