Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu mobilized an IDF search & rescue mission on Saturday night after speaking with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, offering to immediately dispatch aid & assistance following the dam-collapse disaster.
An Israeli army delegation departed for Brazil on Sunday morning to assist in search and rescue efforts following the collapse of a disused dam that killed at least 34 people and left hundreds missing.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mobilized the IDF rescue mission on Saturday night after speaking with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and offering to immediately dispatch aid to assist in the search for survivors of the dam collapse. Continue Reading »
Departing from Brazil’s decades-old stance of voting against Israel at the United Nations, son of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro pledges Brazil’s support at the diplomatic arena.
• Incoming president has vowed to be pro-Israel.
By Sandra Rejwan
The symbolic victory against Hamas at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, in which 87 nations supported a draft resolution condemning Hamas, marked another milestone: Brazil took an unprecedented step by siding with Israel and the U.S.
The U.S.-sponsored text would have for the first time condemned the Islamic terrorist group Hamas, which controls Gaza. Although it won a plurality of votes in the assembly, it failed to win the required two-thirds majority. Continue Reading »
Senior PLO official Hanan Ashrawi warns Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro over his vow to maintain his campaign-promise to relocate Brazil’s embassy to Jerusalem as, “provocative and illegal.”
By Elad Benari
Senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Hanan Ashrawi on Friday condemned Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s announcement that he would move his country’s Israel embassy to Jerusalem.
“These are provocative and illegal steps that will only destabilize security and stability in the region,” Ashrawi, a member of the PLO executive committee, told AFP.
Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro (left) and PLO official Hanan Ashrawi (right) – Photos: Wikimedia
“It is very unfortunate that Brazil has joined this negative alliance against international law,” she said, referring to a small number of countries supporting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there. Continue Reading »
READ: President-elect of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, gives his first foreign media interview to an Israeli daily, promising that Israel can count on Brazil’s vote, saying, ‘I love the Israeli people and Israel.’
• Jair Bolsonaro, ‘As a sovereign state, Israel is the only one that can decide its capital.’
By Boaz Bismuth
Until a few weeks ago, Jair Bolsonaro, now the president-elect of Brazil, was a little-known legislator. No one thought he would go on to become the leader of the country. But on Wednesday, a week after he astonished everyone by winning the presidential election in Brazil – the largest democracy in Latin America – Bolsonaro chose Israel Hayom for what appears to be his first interview with the foreign media, and made it clear that his support for Israel and promises about Jerusalem were not just an election gimmick. Continue Reading »
Israel Military Industries are marketing their Guided Mortar Munition, battle tested by the IDF, are guided by laser or GPS satellite systems, and has a range of 8 kilometers.
Israel Military Industries (IMI) will display its new Guided Mortar Munition – which are already in service in the IDF – at an international defense exhibition in Brazil this week.
Israel Military Industries to display new guided mortars at Brazil defense exhibition. – Photo: IMI
The mortars can be guided by laser or GPS.
The LAAD Defense and Security exhibition will take place from April 14 to 17 in Rio De Janerio, and will see IMI showcase the guided mortars, developed in response to operational requirements from the IDF and foreign military customers, IMI said. Continue Reading »