Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian police raid church whose pastor prayed for another Holocaust

Friday’s raid in Rio de Janeiro was part of an operation titled “Shalom” by the federal police against Tupirani da Hora Lores, who heads the Pentecostal Generation Jesus Christ Church.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
13/03/2021

Rio designated sister city of Raanana, Israel’s Brazilian capital

Since 2015, Raanana has quickly become the primary destination for Brazilians moving to Israel.

By MARCUS M. GILBAN / JTA
24/02/2021

A rising artist in Israel grew up in one of Rio’s most violent favelas

“We used to hide under the bed to protect ourselves from shooting sprees. We often had to skip over dead bodies to enter our home,” he said.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
17/02/2021

Rio’s mayor arrested weeks after inaugurating Holocaust memorial

Marcelo Crivella, 63, was granted home arrest for being part of a risk group for COVID-19.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
24/12/2020

Israeli dies after drowning in Rio De Janeiro

"The Israeli consulate in Brazil, and the Foreign Affairs Ministry's consular Department of Israelis Abroad are assisting the family during difficult times,” the Foreign Ministry said.

By MAARIV ONLINE
06/03/2020
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