Brazil

Battling Zika, At Ground Zero

Brazil’s Jews turn to bug repellent and indoor activities.

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Rio de Janeiro — Despite recent summer temperatures here topping out at 42 degrees Celsius (109 Fahrenheit), Milena Rozenbrah has become accustomed recently to dressing in pants and long sleeves when she leaves home.

Milena Rozenbrah and her family. Courtesy of the Rozenbrah family

Honeymoon Spots, With Originality

02/03/2014 - 19:00
Special to The Jewish Week

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many a sparkly bauble will be proffered — and many a wedding planned as a result. After the gown is chosen and the venue booked, thoughts turn to my favorite part of any wedding conversation: the honeymoon.

Vienna has a romantic café culture. Courtesy of WeinTourismus/Peter Rigaud

Brazil Remembers Jewish And Afro-Descendant Shoah Victims

01/30/2012 - 19:00

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) - Brazil's president attended a Holocaust remembrance ceremony that honored Jewish and Afro-descendant victims.

President Dilma Rousseff and several Jewish and non-Jewish officials attended a Holocaust remembrance ceremony held Jan. 29 in Salvador, Brazil's third largest city.

Palestinians Gain Ground in PR, Diplomatic War

12/21/2010 - 19:00
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NEW YORK (JTA) -- In the long-running Palestinian-Israeli conflict, score some recent victories for the Palestinians.

It’s not that Israel has given an inch in the territorial dispute over the West Bank, or that the Palestinians in Gaza have achieved new military victories against the Israelis, despite increased rocket and mortar fire from the coastal strip in recent weeks.

Rather, the Palestinians have scored a series of diplomatic and public-relations successes against a Jewish state weakened by fraying relationships and a declining reputation internationally.

South America: Meddling in Peace Process is Not the Solution

12/13/2010 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

In announcing that they would recognize a Palestinian state along 1967 borders, the presidents of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay risk undermining a very delicate peace process. Only Israeli and Palestinian representatives can create a two-state solution.

EU Will Not Recognize Unilaterally Declared Palestinian State

12/12/2010 - 19:00

(JTA) -- The European Union will not recognize Palestinian statehood until an "appropriate" time, its Foreign Affairs Council said in a statement.

The 27 EU foreign ministers meeting Monday in Brussels issued the statement in response to a letter from Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat to EU foreign policy head Catherine Ashton asking the body to join those countries that already have recognized a unilaterally declared Palestinian state.

Argentina and Brazil announced their support last week of a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state.

South America: Meddling in Peace Process is Not the Solution

12/12/2010 - 19:00
Special the Jewish Week

In announcing that they would recognize a Palestinian state along 1967 borders, the presidents of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay risk undermining a very delicate peace process. Only Israeli and Palestinian representatives can create a two-state solution.

Argentina Joins Brazil in Recognizing Palestinian State

12/05/2010 - 19:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) -- Argentina has recognized a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, according to a note sent from President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to Mahmoud Abbas.

Kirchner on Monday sent the note to Abbas, the Palestinian Authority president, announcing that her government recognizes Palestine as a free and independent state within 1967 borders and according to what the parties determined during the negotiation process.

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