Established in 2016, Instituto Brasil-Israel (IBI) is a non-profit organization devoted to informing the general public on subjects relating to Israel, the Middle East, and Brazil’s relations in that region.
IBI regularly disseminates news and offers analyses. It also organizes courses, seminars, and lectures.
Recognizing nations’ right to self-determination, Instituto Brasil-Israel advocates for a just Peace among Israelis, Palestinians, and all the peoples living in the Middle East, and opposes all forms of discrimination – whether racial, ethical, or religious --, while abiding by democratic values.
IBI believes in the celebration of the diversity of political, cultural, and gender identities as a hallmark of an Institute that purports to be inclusive and pluralistic. We express Judaism’s multiple perspectives and put our trust in the power of dialogue. Our cause is based on values. And it is because of these values that we make this declaration...
Because we yearn to repair the world
Because we understand that it is not simple
Because we trust in the strength of dialogue
Because we can realize that absolute truths are totally fragile
Because we practice putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes
Because we want to look through multiple lenses
Because we question ourselves and others
Because we notice that fanaticism blinds
Because we trust democratic values
Because we abide by the Two States solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, where both peoples could live in peace
Because we recognize the right of the State of Israel to its security
Because we embrace nations, not religious doctrines
Because we know that the value of human life is equal for all
Because we are Brazilians and also Zionist,
... We therefore believe that an open, healthy dialogue in Israel and in the Arab, Palestinian, and Jewish diasporas can contribute to the conflict’s solution and for peace among nations.
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