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With coronavirus hitting hard, Brazil’s Jews look to Israel as a model
December 17, 2020
“Many members of our community have a strong Zionist fervor, and they have friends and family in Israel or spent some time studying there,” says a local leader.
COVID-19 continued spread drives Brazilian Jews to immigrate to Israel
July 29, 2020
The global coronavirus crisis has led to a 116 percent increase in aliyah applications from Latin America since 2019, with 140 Brazilian Jews having arrived in the country since March.
‘Brazil will move its embassy to Jerusalem in 2020’
Ariel Kahana and JNS staff
December 16, 2019
Relocating the embassy is “not something extraordinary. It’s supposed to be a natural and normal thing,” says senior Brazilian MP Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
Report: Brazil to open trade mission in Jerusalem
December 3, 2019
Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, is scheduled to attend the Dec. 15 ceremony marking the event.
Brazil’s president dismisses criticism over stating that Holocaust could be ‘forgiven’
April 15, 2019
“We will never give a hand to those who deny the truth or try to cause it to be forgotten. Not by individuals nor organizations, not by head of parties nor by heads of states,” said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
In Israel, Netanyahu meets with Bolsonaro, who stops short of embassy promise
April 1, 2019
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stopped short of his campaign promise to relocate his country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, instead announcing a trade and innovation office in the city.
Bolsonaro sets dates for first presidential visit to Israel
February 28, 2019
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has also repeatedly promised to relocate the Brazilian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Israeli rescue team in Brazil finds bodies after dam rupture, but no survivors
January 31, 2019
The Jewish state was the only nation to send a search-and-rescue team.
Israeli emergency rescue team arrives in Brazil in wake of dam collapse
January 28, 2019
A search-and-rescue team of 130 Israeli conscripted and reserve soldiers landed on a specially chartered emergency El Al flight to South Western Brazil to join local rescue crews in the search for hundreds of people who went missing when a dam collapsed.
Bolsonaro slated for historic Israel visit one week before April elections
January 16, 2019
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital during his visit • Bolsonaro, who has repeatedly said he plans to move embassy to Jerusalem, set to land in Israel on March 31.
Netanyahu heralds ‘new era in relations between Israel and Brazil’
Ariel Kahana and Israel Hayom Staff
January 2, 2019
Israeli prime minister calls Brazil a “true friend” after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro awards him the National Order of the Southern Cross, the highest honor Brazil confers on foreigners • Netanyahu also meets with leaders of Honduras, Chile.
Son of Brazil’s president-elect confirms his father will move Israel embassy to Jerusalem
November 28, 2018
Eduardo Bolsonaro purportedly told Jared Kushner that “the question should not be whether we will do it, but when we will do it.”
Will Brazil’s president-elect deliver campaign promises on Israel?
November 2, 2018
The two nations have had relatively sturdy bilateral ties in the past, but now Brazil’s growing domestic needs may forced it to look beyond Middle East politics.