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  • Argentine Jewish leaders call on government to make AMIA bombing a ‘national priority’

    July 19, 2016 | 10:08 am

    Argentine Jewish leaders called on the country’s government to make the investigation of the AMIA Jewish center bombing a “national priority” at a ceremony commemorating the attack that killed 85 and injured hundreds.

    Speakers at the ceremony Monday at the site of the rebuilt...

  • Alberto Nisman may have been forced to kill himself, says Argentine prosecutor

    May 23, 2016 | 9:48 am

    Alberto Nisman, the federal prosecutor who investigated the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center here, may have been forced to kill himself, a prosecutor who was formerly in charge of his case said.

    Viviana Fein, who in December was removed from the investigation into Nisman’s...

  • How the rabbi who never knew Alberto Nisman became his family’s pastor

    April 11, 2016 | 10:47 am

    In January 2015, Rabbi Marcelo Polakoff was stuck in Buenos Aires when his phone rang.

    He’d been planning a trip to New York but a storm had canceled all flights, and Polakoff, the rabbi of Cordoba, a province in central Argentina, was cooling his heels at his sister’s house.


  • A year after Nisman’s death, signs of progress in Argentina probe

    March 21, 2016 | 4:05 pm

    An extraordinary series of developments are bringing new hope — and new heartbreak — to the family and colleagues of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine federal prosecutor who was found dead last year just days after accusing then-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of covering up...

  • Argentine president ‘determined’ to discover truth of Nisman’s death

    March 17, 2016 | 12:53 pm

    Argentine President Mauricio Macri said he is “determined” to discover the truth about the death of AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

    “Everything that happened made us look weak in the world,” Macri told The Associated Press as part of a long-ranging interview published Thursday....

  • Argentine prosecutor: AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered

    February 26, 2016 | 11:02 am

    Alberto Nisman was murdered, the attorney general for Argentina’s Criminal Appeals Court said — the first suggestion by the country’s judicial branch that the AMIA special prosecutor’s mysterious death may have been an assassination.

    Ricardo Saenz in a letter to the judges on...

  • Alberto Nisman remembered one year after his still-mysterious death

    January 19, 2016 | 10:34 am

    Thousands gathered in Buenos Aires to remember Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor in the AMIA Jewish center bombing, one year after his still-mysterious death.

    Journalist Joaquin Morales Sola, prosecutor Ricardo Saenz and Ariel Cohen Sabban, president of the Jewish umbrella...

  • New Argentina AMIA investigator eyeing trial in absentia

    January 14, 2016 | 3:12 pm

    A trial in absentia could revitalize the AMIA case, the new head of the investigative unit looking into the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish center said.

    Mario Cimadevilla, a lawyer and former senator, has been tasked with reactivating the investigation and seeking new...

  • Argentine prosecutor asks court to reopen Nisman complaint against ex-president

    December 15, 2015 | 11:15 am

    A federal prosecutor has asked an Argentine court to reopen the complaint filed by the late special prosecutor Alberto Nisman charging that former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner covered up Iran’s role in the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing.

    The prosecutor, Raul Plee,...

  • Marco Rubio’s big Jewish backer and seven other important facts

    October 30, 2015 | 8:57 am

    After Marco Rubio’s strong performance in Wednesday night’s Republican primary debate, many Americans are taking a second look at the U.S. senator from Florida. Here are a few things American Jews might want to know about him.

    1. Rubio had humble beginnings — and rose quickly

  • Year in review: Looking back at 5775

    September 10, 2015 | 11:39 am

    As 5775 winds to a close, here’s a look back on the highs and lows (and everything in between) of the year that was.

    September 2014

    At the annual U.N. General Assembly, President Barack Obama focuses his speech on ISIS; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likens Iran to...

  • New tests negate possibility of Nisman suicide

    September 8, 2015 | 9:48 am

    The results of new tests on the gun believed to have killed Alberto Nisman appear to negate the possibility that the AMIA special prosecutor committed suicide.

    Experts confirmed that three laboratory analyses performed on the gun tested positive for traces of gunpowder residue,...

  • U.S. forensic pathologist: Nisman case more likely a homicide

    July 13, 2015 | 11:14 am

    A U.S. forensic pathologist believes that the late Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman likely was murdered.

    “The evidence argues strongly and scientifically against it being a suicide,” Cyril Wecht said in an interview aired by Argentina television’s Channel 13 on Sunday...

  • Iranian suspect in AMIA bombing denies involvement, cites ‘influence of ‘Zionism’

    May 19, 2015 | 10:40 am

    An Iranian suspect in the 1994 attack on the Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish center denied that his country was involved and blamed Argentina for being “under the influence of Zionism.”

    The accusation against Iran made by Argentina’s Justice Department “is unfounded, false and a lie,”...

  • Nisman complaint against Argentine government dismissed on last appeal

    April 21, 2015 | 11:24 am

    A federal prosecutor dismissed accusations by the late special prosecutor Alberto Nisman that Argentina’s government covered up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center.

    On Monday, a day after Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner linked Jewish...

  • Israeli minister: Nisman killed for exposing Iranian role in Argentina bombing

    March 20, 2015 | 9:47 am

    Israel’s Agriculture Minister blamed Iran for two terrorist attacks in Argentina in the ’90s and said prosecutor Alberto Nisman died because he tried to reveal the truth on the matter.

    Yair Shamir reiterated Israel’s position on the attacks on Thursday, when he visited the...

  • Alberto Nisman was a ‘scoundrel,’ Argentinian Cabinet chief tells reporters

    March 19, 2015 | 11:11 am

    Argentinian Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernandez  called the late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman  a “scoundrel” and  a “wretch.”

    Nisman “embezzled  public funds” using money meant to fund the AMIA special unit in order “to go out with women” and “to pay workers who did not...

  • Monthly rallies to call for justice for AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman

    March 16, 2015 | 11:10 am

    Monthly rallies calling for justice for the late AMIA Jewish center prosecutor Alberto Nisman will be held in Buenos Aires.

    The gatherings, set to begin on Wednesday, will take place at 9 a.m. in front of the Palace for Justice of Buenos Aires on the 18th of each month until the...

  • Jewish producer says he was threatened over film about AMIA bombing

    March 11, 2015 | 11:06 am

    A Jewish producer making a movie about the 1994 AMIA bombing case and its late special prosecutor Alberto Nisman said he was  threatened.

    Stan Jakubowicz, a Venezuela native now living in Miami, will produce the movie. “The Prosecutor” has a budget of about $3 million and will...

  • Argentine investigator to review evidence suggesting Nisman was murdered

    March 6, 2015 | 8:35 am

    The justice official probing the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman said she would review new findings suggesting that he was murdered.

    Prosecutor Viviana Fein announced the review in speaking to journalists on Friday about the death of Nisman, who on Jan. 18 was found...

  • Nisman’s ex-wife: Late AMIA prosecutor was murdered

    March 5, 2015 | 1:44 pm

    Forensic tests on the body of an Argentine state prosecutor who died days after accusing President Cristina Fernandez of plotting to cover up Iran's alleged role in a 1994 bombing indicate that he was murdered, his ex-wife said on Thursday.

    The mysterious circumstances...

  • Argentine president’s full-page ad discredits Nisman’s complaint

    March 5, 2015 | 9:53 am

    Argentina’s president published an advertisement in eight major newspapers discrediting AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s allegations against the government.

    The advertisement published Wednesday says the complaint prepared by Nisman, who was found dead in his Buenos Aires...

  • Argentine judge dismisses Nisman accusations against Kirchner in AMIA case

    February 26, 2015 | 9:46 am

     A federal judge in Argentina dismissed the complaint against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner that she covered up Iran’s role in the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing.

    Daniel Rafecas in a 62-page ruling on Thursday said the accusation against Kirchner and other government...

  • Argentines demand independent judiciary in huge street march

    February 19, 2015 | 10:01 am

    Tens of thousands of protesters marched peacefully through the Argentine capital on Wednesday demanding an independent judiciary, as the country reels from the death of a state prosecutor who had been investigating the president.

    The protest, one of the biggest during President...

  • Hundreds of thousands march in memory of AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman

    February 19, 2015 | 9:35 am

    More than 400,000 people in Buenos Aires braved a heavy rain to pay tribute to the late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman in a “silent march.”

    Other marches remembering Nisman on the one-month anniversary of his death were held Wednesday throughout Argentina and in cities...

  • Argentine president, others face investigation in Nisman death

    February 13, 2015 | 1:25 pm

    Argentine Federal Prosecutor Gerardo Pollitica is requesting permission to investigate President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and others members of the Argentine government in the cover-up of Iran’s involvement in the AMIA bombing.


  • Test: No gunpowder found on Nisman’s hands

    February 11, 2015 | 10:38 am

    A sophisticated test found no gunpowder on the hands of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, whose shooting death remains unexplained.

    The release of the test results came as dozens of cities in 28 countries confirmed that they will hold rallies on Feb. 18 to mark the passing...

  • Dead prosecutor was a ‘soldier’ of ex-Argentine spy boss

    February 6, 2015 | 11:59 am

    The Argentine prosecutor found dead last month was the unwitting "soldier" of former counterintelligence chief Antonio Stiusso, who was seeking revenge for his firing, President Cristina Fernandez's chief of staff said.

    Anibal Fernandez, who is not related to the president, told...

  • At Argentina bomb site, deja vu and fading hope for justice

    February 3, 2015 | 1:15 pm

    Anita Weinstein was on the second floor of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994 when the ceiling and walls collapsed from the force of a truck bomb outside.

    [RELATED: Dead Argentine prosecutor had draft warrant for president]

    Disoriented, and terrified by...

  • Judges decline to take on charges against Argentina’s president

    February 3, 2015 | 11:46 am

    Two judges on Monday declined to handle the allegations brought by late prosecutor Alberto Nisman against Argentina's president, charging her with seeking to derail his investigation of the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

    Just days after Nisman brought the...

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