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The flag of Argentina. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Argentina adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism, its foreign ministry announced on Sunday. A resolution called on all government branches to use the definition “to contribute to the fight of the Argentine Republic against anti-Semitism in all its forms, collaborate in the construction of a culture of prevention of hostility and violence to which prejudice and intolerance...
Argentina's new 5,000 pesos bill featuring the controversial Dr. Ramon Carrillo.
Argentina’s Jewish community was shocked to find that the country decided to print a new banknote with face of a doctor who expressed support for Nazi ideology and supported Josef Mengele’s cruel experiments on Jews at Auschwitz. One of the new notes is a 5,000 peso bill (around $73.5) and has the face of Dr. Ramon Carrillo, a doctor of...
Gold bars. Credit: PickPik.
Amid economic collapse, Venezuela has been relying on Iran to prop up its oil industry by giving the Islamic Republic tons of gold bars, thereby depleting the South American country’s gold vaults, reported Bloomberg on Thursday, citing sources with direct knowledge of the matter. The outlet reported that “government officials piled some 9 tons of gold—an amount equal to about $500 million—on Tehran-bound...
Leah Soibel, founder and CEO of Fuente Latina conducting an interview. Source: Facebook.
Anti-Semitism has often been described as a disease, and as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the globe, anti-Semitic forces have sought to create even more infections: Jew-hatred. Iran’s regime has placed itself at forefront of coronavirus-centered anti-Semitism, said Latin media expert Leah Soibel. She founded the U.S.-based, pro-Israel NGO Fuente Latina in 2012, the same year that Iran launched...
The flag of Argentina. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The cremation by local authorities of Argentina’s first Jewish victim of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has stirred controversy among the country’s Jewish communities since the practice is forbidden under religious Jewish law. Ruben Bercovich, 59, a businessman and father of three, died on March 26 in Resistencia, the capital of the northern Chaco province. Bercovich recently traveled to the United States...
A woman wears a face mask for fear of coronavirus infection, on a flight from Israel to Italy on Feb. 21, 2020. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that a passenger jet will be sent to Peru to begin evacuating Israelis that were stranded in the South American country when it shut its borders in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said Peruvian authorities would provide a police escort as the first planeload of Israelis were...
A group of 11 high school senior students in Brazil performed the Nazi salute in class. Credit: Instagram Screenshot.
A group of 11 high school senior students in Brazil did the Nazi salute in support of a fellow peer who was running for class representative. Students at Saint Mary School in Recife, a private school in northeastern Brazil, displayed the Nazi hand gesture during class. A photo of them doing the salute was published on Instagram on March 4 with...
Cell phone. Credit: Max Pixel.
The Israeli military thwarted efforts by Hamas to hack the phones of soldiers by posing as young attractive women on social media, the Israeli Defense Forces said on Sunday. “Hamas created fake social-media profiles, using photos including this one, in an attempt to hack the phones of IDF soldiers,” the IDF posted on its official Twitter account, along with a photo of...
Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The new president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, pledged on Tuesday to “keep the embassy in Jerusalem and designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization” during a meeting in Guatemala City with Ofir Akunis, Israeli Minister of Science, Technology and Space. The Guatemalan embassy opened in Jerusalem in May 2018, shortly after the U.S. one did. Akunis expressed appreciation for Giammattei’s “courageous friendship” with...
Eduardo Bolsonaro, Brazilian federal deputy and son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, speaks an event opening the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency in Jerusalem, Dec. 15, 2019. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.
Senior Brazilian lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro said on Sunday that Brazil was committed to moving its embassy to Jerusalem in 2020. Speaking at the opening event in Jerusalem for a Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (APEX-Brasil) office, Bolsonaro, who is the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, said that he had spoken with his father prior to arriving in Israel...

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