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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President of Paraguay Horacio Cartes (left) at the official opening ceremony of the Paraguay embassy in Jerusalem on May 21, 2018. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed the foreign ministry to close the embassy in Paraguay after the South American nation announced that it would move its newly opened embassy in Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv. “Israel views with utmost gravity the extraordinary decision by Paraguay, which will cloud bilateral relations,” the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement...
Shai Agosin (left), president of the Jewish Community of Chile, with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera.
The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, which has been touring South America with solo violinist Itamar Zorman, has been targeted by the BDS movement, which is calling on music lovers to stay away from the concerts and staging protests outside the concert halls where the orchestra is scheduled to perform. Ahead of the orchestra’s scheduled concert in Santiago, Chile—the last stop on...
Anti-Israel graffiti outside the Escuela Republica de Israel in Chile. Credit: Shai Agosin.
Amid an increasing concern over anti-Semitism in Chile, in addition to a warm visit by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, the South American country is under fire for not responding to a poster showing blood dripping from the conductor of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Yeruham Scharovsky. The group, currently on a concert tour in Latin America, is scheduled to perform next Monday...
On August 21 and August 22, a delegation of more than 40 leaders representing national Jewish organizations from across the U.S. will convene in San Diego, Calif., and cross the border to Tijuana, Mexico, to bear witness to the victims of the migrant crisis. The delegation, which is co-organized by HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees and the...
The American Football in Israel men’s national team with the Guatemalan team at the World Championships of American Flag Football in Panama. Credit: Courtesy.
The American Football in Israel (AFI) men’s and women’s national teams returned home this week, proudly representing their country halfway around the globe at the 2018 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Flag Football World Championships in Panama. While neither team medaled at the tournament, the men’s squad just missed making the podium with several close losses, finishing in fifth...
Former Columbia President Juan Manuel Santos. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The former president of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos recognized Palestinian statehood during his final days in office. “I would like to inform you that in the name of the government of Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos has decided to recognize Palestine as a free, independent and sovereign state,” said a letter by the previous president on Aug. 3. “Just as the...
Photo, from left: LAJC Director of Strategic Partnerships Veronica Machtey, President of the Jewish Community of Guatemala Yehudi Sabbagh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala Sandra Jovel, Minister of Government of Guatemala Enrique Antonio Degenhart Asturias, WJC CEO Robert Singer, José Garces
World Jewish Congress CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer led a delegation of WJC and Latin American Jewish Congress officials this week for meetings in Guatemala with the leadership of the local Jewish community, members of the Guatemalan congress, senior government officials, and leaders of the Evangelical church in that country. “Guatemala is undoubtedly among the strongest and most...
The flag of Hezbollah. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Argentina’s Federal Police confirmed recently that ‎they have apprehended a fundraising network enlisted ‎by Hezbollah that operated in the tri-border area of ‎Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. ‎ The raid, carried out by the Financial Information ‎Unit of the Argentine police focused on the al-‎Barakat ‎clan, headed by Assad Ahmed Barakat‎, a group ‎of Lebanese nationals living in Argentina, who are...
Jorge Zak, vice president of Taglit in South America, addresses the young audience at a memorial for the 85 people killed at the AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) building in Buenos Aires, July 18, 2018. Credit: Taglit-Birthright Israel.
In an event organized by Taglit, better known in the United States as Birthright Israel, 80 young Argentinians gathered on the rooftop of the Hotel Rut Daniel in Tel Aviv on July 18 for a memorial ceremony marking 24 years to the day of the bombing of the AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) building in Buenos Aires. At exactly...
State Rep. Alan Clemmons (R-S.C.) preparing to speak to the Guatemalan Congress. Credit: Courtesy.
Guatemala City—The Israel education and advocacy group Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) recently hosted a conference in Guatemala on anti-Semitism. Taking place in the Guatemalan Congress, the conference featured keynote speaker State Rep. Alan Clemmons (R-S.C.). The eight-term representative authored the nation’s first legislation condemning the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and recently spearheaded the effort that led to...

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