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Israeli Academics Purchase, Save Peruvian Amazon Forest

'Within less than a year, we’ve managed to show that it’s possible to save species and protect the earth through crowdsourcing, thanks to lots of caring people.'

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.

Israeli Diplomatic Wife Excluded in Chilean Event

A Chilean nonprofit organization caved to the Arab boycott, excluding the Israeli Ambassador's wife at an event.

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.

700 Brazilian Jews to Make Aliyah in 2016, Triple the Annual Average

Sharansky, visiting Brazil: “The Brazilian Jewish community is a warm, Zionist community with strong ties to Israel.”

WZO to Open 225 Hebrew Language Centers Worldwide Next Year

Last year the WZO established 140 new Hebrew language centers, most of them in France, Argentina, and the UK.

Brazil May be Boycotting Settler as an Ambassador

If Brazil does not accept Dani Dayan as an ambassador, it could set a precedent that would block "settlers" from the post elsewhere in the world.

Congratulations! Paraguay Opens Embassy in Jerusalem

This is the third foreign embassy to open in Jerusalem in a week.

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.

Israeli Rescue Team in Brazil Finds Bodies after Dam Rupture, but No Survivors

The Jewish state was the only country to send a search-and-rescue team.

Israel Recognizes New Leadership in Venezuela

“Israel joins the United States ... and others in recognizing the new leadership in Venezuela.”

Jair Bolsonaro Inaugurated as President of Brazil

Bolsonaro to Trump: "Together, under God’s protection, we shall bring prosperity and progress to our people!

128-Year-Old Argentinean Says He’s Adolf Hitler

Guntherberg's wife Angela Martinez (they've been together 55 years) says her husband suffers from dementia.

Haifa U. NGO to Purchase 1,730 Acres of Amazon Rainforest

With the purchase, the lands will become part of a local nature preserve that is being managed by the local communities.

LATAM Airlines Completes First Direct Flight from Latin America to Israel

The new direct South American line will run once a day on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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.

Hezbollah Terror Cell Busted by US Drug Enforcement Administration

A Hezbollah terror cell has been charged with drug trafficking in Europe by the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

Facing Growing Protests, Venezuela’s President Declares ‘State of Emergency’

Venezuelan President Maduro declares a state of emergency as he fights to retain control over a population increasingly protesting rule by his administration.

Israeli Aid Mission to Brazil Assists in Brumadinho Dam Collapse

At least 37 were reported dead – a revised death toll down from 40 – with hundreds more missing.

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.”

Pope Greets Jewish Friend, Waxes Philosophical on the ‘Precious’ Torah

'The fraternal and institutional dialogue between Jews and Christians is now well-established and effective, made so by encounters that are ongoing and collaborative.'

Netanyahu Cancels Colombia Trip Due to Security Situation (What Situation?)

It is unclear what new security situation has developed that is preventing the prime minister's trip.
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Pompeo: America Won’t Abandon Israel to Face Iran in Syria

Pompeo: "President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria “in no way changes anything that this administration is working on, alongside Israel."

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