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Netanyahu Hits Back: Diplomatic Fallout After Anti-Israel UN Resolution 2334

PM Netanyahu orders two ambassadors home for "consultations" and an end to aid programs for one of the sponsors of anti-Israel UN Resolution 2334. That's for starters.

Venezuela’s UN Ambassador Compares Israel to Nazis

Venezuela used a presentation by 'Yesh Din' about price tag attacks to compare Israelis to German Nazis.

New Brazilian President Vows to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

He uses Israel as an example of a well run, modern state, free from the insanity of Western liberalism.

Uruguay Summons Israeli Ambassador Over Jerusalem Tweet

Uruguay's foreign minister says Pres. Trump's decision put "peace and peaceful coexistence talks in an area that is already in turmoil."

Ancient Torah Scrolls Spared in Devastating Rio Museum Fire

The Torah scrolls had been moved to a university library near the museum before the fire.

Brazilian MP Calls Government ‘Amateurs’ over Dani Dayan Controversy

“Throughout the history of Brazilian diplomacy ... this is the first ... rejection of an ambassador from a democratically elected government."

Watch: Netanyahu Busy Doing Business in Bogota, Colombia

"We have decided today on rekindling and refinancing an innovation fund - the Columbia Israel Innovation Fund. And maybe you will teach us finally how to make a good cup of coffee."

President Rivlin and Paraguayan President Cartes Commit To Improving Bilateral Relationship

President Reuven Rivlin and his counterpart from Uruguay enjoyed a cordial conversation in Jerusalem, agreeing on numerous points.

Palestinian Authority Donates Medicine to Venezuela while Gaza Faces Pharmaceutical Crisis

The PA government which should transfer 40% of its donated medicine in Ramallah to the Gaza Strip, while 60% should remains. Alas, "only around 5% to 7% actually reaches the strip.”

Arabs Fuming over Paraguay Embassy Move, Calling for ‘Punitive Measures’

Erekat said that the Palestinian Authority is already in contact with several allies to advance with the necessary diplomatic steps against the "recent illegal moving of the embassies of Paraguay, Guatemala, and the United States, to Jerusalem."

Israel Helps Clear Land Mines in Colombia

"Your country has been a friend and ally of Colombia, and recently a great ally in the construction of peace in the country."

Brazil Suspends President who Blocked Dani Dayan’s Appointment

Back in January, Dayan tweeted bitterly, “14 MKs labored indefatigably against my appointment in Brazil: 13 Joint Arab List members and one Tzipi Livni.”

Netanyahu Thanks Uruguayan Foreign Minister for Nov. 29 Vote

The Prime Minister said that bilateral cooperation between the two countries should be expanded, among other things in the fields of agriculture and technology.

Israel to Compete at World Baseball Qualifier in Brooklyn, NY

Israeli American baseball fans are paying attention to the action in Brooklyn: next month Israel competes against 3 countries in NYC.

Dozens of Brazilian Olim Arrive in Time for Israel’s Purim Carnivals

Immigration from Brazil has more than doubled since 2013, and more than 1,000 Brazilian Jews have started the Aliyah process.

Rivlin Tells OAS Leader ‘Israel is Committed to Peace’

President Rivlin spoke of "the need to build bridges and confidence between the Jews and Arabs of this region."

Israeli Government Pledges To Invest Over One Million Shekels in Encouraging Brazilian Aliyah

The money will also go towards encouraging aliyah, provide preparatory aliyah seminars, and finding full-time employment for new immigrants prior to their move to Israel.

Lufthansa Airline Ordered to Pay $1,400 Over Lack of Kosher Food

It took years for the airline passenger to win a small claims lawsuit after the airline forgot his kosher meal.

Prosecutor Confirms: Alberto Nisman Was Murdered

Nisman was the chief investigator of the 1994 car bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85.

Chabad Creates Jewish Welcome Centers for Brazil Summer Olympics in Rio

There will be three Chabad welcome centers for Jewish visitors to the Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.

Elbit Systems Inaugurates Fighter Mission Training Center for Colombian Air Force

The interconnected mission training center provides realistic training for fighter pilots, squadrons and ground crews.

Report: If Brazil Rejects Dayan, Ambassador’s Post Will Remain Empty

This would effectively downgrade the relationship between the two countries.

Israel Sends Donations to Flood Victims in Paraguay, Uruguay

Israel’s embassies in each country are contributing supplies worth $10,000 to help hundreds of displaced citizens.

Argentinean Jews Reject Gov’t Plan to Include Iran in Probe of Bombing

Argentinean Jewish community has rejected a government plan to work with Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) that...

Analysis: Rare Friendship Sours As 40 Brazilian Diplomats Oppose Dayan’s Appointment

President Rousseff has not outright rejected the Dayan appointment, hoping that Israel would quietly withdraw it.

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