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Colombian president issues apology for Nazi-themed police event

Colombian president issues apology for Nazi-themed police cadet event

Cultural exchange event for police cadet widely denounced for its Nazi theme, including swastikas, uniforms and replica firearms.

Iran, not Hezbollah, behind plot targeting Israelis

Iran's Quds Force, not Hezbollah, behind plot targeting Israeli and American citizens

Plot to target Israelis and Americans in Colombia was hatched by Iran, not Lebanese terror group, say sources familiar with investigation.

Colombia accuses Hezbollah of 'criminal activities'

Colombia accuses Hezbollah of 'criminal activities'

Colombia's Defense Minister says Hezbollah is being monitored after country captured and expelled two criminals commissioned by the group.

Colombian President seeks to upgrade ties with Israel

Colombian President seeks to upgrade ties with Israel

President Isaac Herzog hosts dinner in honor of visiting President Iván Duque Márquez of Colombia.

Colombia captures country’s most wanted drug trafficker

Colombia captures country’s most wanted drug trafficker

President Iván Duque likens arrest of Dairo Antonio Úsuga to the capture three decades ago of Pablo Escobar.

Israeli technology to save lives of Colombian children

Israeli technology to save lives of Colombian children

Israel donates machines which 'extract' drinking water from the air to drought-stricken Colombian state.

Millions found in wall of drug kingpin's homeplayer

Millions of dollars found in wall of drug kingpin's home

After seeing 'vision', Nicholas Escobar finds $18 million treasure wall of Pablo Escobar's home.

Operation to return Israelis from Panama commences

Operation to return Israelis from Panama commences

El Al aircraft 'Jerusalem of Gold' will fly for first time in history by direct flight from Panama to Israel and return Israelis home.

Colombian, Argentine Presidents call to congratulate Netanyahu

Colombian, Argentine Presidents call to congratulate Netanyahu

They discuss Iranian involvement in Latin America; PM praises Colombia decision to declare Hezbollah, Revolutionary Guards terror orgs.

El Al to send rescue flight to Colombia

El Al to send rescue flight to Colombia

Flight is expected to depart Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. from Bogota with about 150 hikers stranded in Colombia due to coronavirus pandemic.

Pompeo praises countries which blacklisted Hezbollah

Pompeo praises countries which blacklisted Hezbollah

Secretary of State praises Colombia, Honduras and Guatemala. "The US continues to rally int'l support to counter these threats."

Menorah monument in Colombia vandalized

Menorah monument in Colombia vandalized

Colombian government says vandalism of monument in Bogota is an expression of "intolerance and hate".

800 liters of water - from air

800 liters of water - from air

Israeli technology converts air into water for residents in northern Colombia.

Warning: Banana shortage ahead

Warning: Banana shortage ahead

Fungus which devastated banana plants across the eastern hemisphere makes its way to major banana exporter.

Israeli wanted for drug trafficking arrested in Portugal

Israeli wanted for drug trafficking arrested in Portugal

Man wanted by Colombia for human, drug, trafficking, and money laundering arrested in Portugal.

Israeli group distributing relief to Venezuelan refugees

Israeli group distributing relief to Venezuelan refugees

IsraAID NGO distributing relief materials to thousands of refugees fleeing Venezuela in neighboring Colombia.

A Colombian twin inside a twin

A Colombian twin inside a twin

The phenomenon is called a "fetus-in-fetus" and although extremely rare, it has happened previously.

United Hatzalah opens new chapter in Colombia

United Hatzalah opens new chapter in Colombia

Israeli first aid organization works with locals to bring response time down from 45 minutes to three.

Strong earthquake shakes Ecuador

Strong earthquake shakes Ecuador

Earthquake measuring 7.5 hits Ecuador, near country's border with Peru.

In the Colombian Jungle the (Israeli) Lion never sleepsplayer

In the Colombian Jungle the (Israeli) Lion never sleeps

Amazing footage of the Kfir Squadron that operates out of Palanquero in the Andes Mountains.

Colombian President: 'Palestine' recognition is irreversible

Colombian President: 'Palestine' recognition is irreversible

Colombia’s new President says decision by his predecessor to recognize “Palestine” days before he left office cannot be changed.

'Roi was kidnapped - it will be hard for him to survive'

'Roi was kidnapped - it will be hard for him to survive'

Friend of Israeli man arrested by Colombian authorities after large quantity of cocaine found on his boat says his friend is being framed.

PA welcomes Colombia's recognition of 'Palestine'

PA welcomes Colombia's recognition of 'Palestine'

PA cabinet praises Colombia after it recognized “Palestine” as a state.

Israel surprised by Colombia's recognition of 'Palestine'

Israel surprised by Colombia's recognition of 'Palestine'

Israel's foreign ministry awaiting explanation from Colombia's new government following reports the country recognized “Palestine”.

Colombia to review recognition of 'Palestine'

Colombia to review recognition of 'Palestine'

Colombia’s new government says it will review former President’s recognition of “Palestine” as a state.

Colombia recognizes 'Palestine'

Colombia recognizes 'Palestine'

Colombian foreign ministry reveals the country recognized “Palestine” as a sovereign state in the days before its new president took office.

Netanyahu cancels trip to Colombia

Netanyahu cancels trip to Colombia

In sudden move, PM cancels trip next week. No reason given, but possibly tied to Hamas-PA reconciliation negotiations.

Why was the Colombian tour guide who helped Israelis murdered?

Why was the Colombian tour guide who helped Israelis murdered?

Colombian authorities still trying to decipher murder of tour guide Monica Blanco, who helped two young Israelis survive a kidnapping.

Argentine woman killed by suspected FARC rebels in Colombia

Argentine woman killed by suspected FARC rebels in Colombia

Woman kidnapped with Israeli tourists found dead in southern Colombia.

Israelis abducted in Colombia jungle

Israelis abducted in Colombia jungle

2 discharged soldiers abducted, held for $200,000 by criminals in Colombia.

Colombian reporter asked to resign for not crossing herself

Colombian reporter asked to resign for not crossing herself

Jewish journalist ordered to resign from her anchor post on daily newscast after refusing to cross herself while on the air.

Crypto-Jews return to roots after 500 years

Crypto-Jews return to roots after 500 years

Group of once devout Christians discover family roots dating back to Spanish Inquisition.

Israel issues travel warning for Colombia

Israel issues travel warning for Colombia

Israel's Foreign Ministry warns several Colombia regions are at risk for crime and terror attacks.

Colombia extradites Israeli criminal

Colombia extradites Israeli criminal

Colombia expels Israeli citizen for crimes including drug and human trafficking.

Colombia expels Israeli accused of providing illicit trips

Colombia expels Israeli accused of providing illicit trips

Israeli national accused of providing trips with drugs and prostitutes banned from returning to Colombia for 10 years,

Israeli expelled from Colombia for 'violating state security'

Israeli expelled from Colombia for 'violating state security'

Israeli man suspected of running prostitution and drug-trafficking network. However, no indictment filed against him.

PA mission to Colombia calls for Israel's destruction

PA mission to Colombia calls for Israel's destruction

Official PA mission to State of Colombia tweets quote from Arafat saying Arab goal is end of Israel. 'We don't want peace. We want WAR.'

Jewish Argentine coach guides Colombia soccer team to World Cup

Jewish Argentine coach guides Colombia soccer team to World Cup

Jose Pekerman participates in FIFA's World Cup for second year in a row.

Netanyahu: Teach us to make a good cup of coffee

Netanyahu: Teach us to make a good cup of coffee

PM Netanyahu promises to send Israeli tourists to Colombia, stresses importance of countries' cooperation in fighting Iran, ISIS.

Israel, Colombia, sign tourism & science agreements

Israel, Colombia, sign tourism & science agreements

PM Netanyahu, Colombian President Santos, agree cyber delegation will receive advanced training in Israel.