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A delegation of American Jewish Committee (AJC) leaders — joined by representatives of the Mexican-American community from across the United States and leaders of the Mexican Jewish community — met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador today for an hour-long session. The meeting, the first by a Jewish organization with the president since his inauguration in December 2018, culminated a three-day visit...
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 is scheduled to visit Israel from March 31 to April 4, announced Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday. This visit would be his first since being sworn into office last month. The trip would occur five days before the April 9 Israeli elections, whose fate appears uncertain amid Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announcing on Thursday that Israeli Prime...
The condition of Chief Rabbi of Argentina Gabriel Davidovich is improving after he was badly beaten during a home invasion on Monday. A group of burglars entered his home in Buenos Aires on Monday morning. His wife was tied up during the incident, the local Jewish umbrella organization AMIA said in a statement. Although it remains unclear whether this attack was motivated by...
Yesterday, February 25th, a delegation of 30 mayors and officials from Guatemala marked the adoption of a KKL-JNF-established playground in Jerusalem with the Embassy of Guatemala, the Jerusalem Development Authority, and KKL-JNF, as a symbol of Guatemala’s eternal friendship and unwavering solidarity with the state of Israel. The event was marked with an unveiling ceremony of the new name of the...
Argentina’s Chief Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich sustained serious injuries on Monday when a group of burglars entered his home in Buenos Aires on Monday morning. His wife was tied up during the incident, according to the local Jewish umbrella organization AMIA in a statement. Although it unclear whether this attack was motivated by anti-Semitism, there is a growing suspicion that he was...
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and his family on Jan. 31, 2019. Credit: Voice of America/Wikimedia Commons.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó—recognized by numerous countries, including the United States and Israel as its interim leader amid pushback against Socialist leader Nicolás Maduro—said he is looking to renew the ties with Israel that his country ceased a decade ago to align itself with the Palestinians. “I am very happy to announce that the process of stabilizing relations with Israel is...
Brazilian Minister of Science Marcos Cesar Pontes (left) and president of Watergen Dr. Michael Mirilashvili. Credit: Watergen.
Brazil will receive 10 generators that use Israeli technology to produce pure, clean-drinking water from ambient air, according to Brazilian Minister of Science Marcos Cesar Pontes. The revelation came to light on Tuesday when Pontes was in Israel as part of Brazil’s mission to this year’s Cybertech conference in Tel Aviv. During his visit, Pontes toured Watergen’s headquarters, where he tasted the fresh...
Juan Guaidó, who heads the national assembly in Venezuela, has declared himself to be the interim president of the country, ousting Nicolás Maduro. He has been recognized by the United States, Israel and many other democratic countries. Credit: Juan Guaidó via Twitter.
A nation can tell that it’s on the wrong side of an international issue when a group like Hezbollah is on its side. So when the United States urged countries to back Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, amid political turmoil that has seen thousands of protesters demonstrating against President Nicolás Maduro, many countries, including Israel, had the sense to...
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...

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