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

    2 weeks ago

    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...

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  • 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.

    Pollicita...

  • 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...

  • Anti-Semitic posters referencing Nisman appear in Buenos Aires

    February 2, 2015 | 3:17 pm

    Posters appeared in a Jewish neighborhood of Buenos Aires reading “A good Jew is a dead Jew. The good Jew is Nisman.”

    The posters in Villa Crespo refer to Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor heading the probe into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center who was found shot...

  • Alberto Nisman laid to rest where AMIA victims are buried

    January 30, 2015 | 11:15 am

    Alberto Nisman was buried in the same section of the main Jewish cemetery in Buenos Aires as the victims in the 1994 AMIA bombing that he was investigating before he was found shot dead.

    [RELATED: Drones, Jews and morality]

    On Thursday morning, a police escort led the funeral...

  • Studying torah with the Pope: Q&A with Rabbi Abraham Skorka

    January 28, 2015 | 12:27 pm

    On a recent visit to Los Angeles, Rabbi Abraham Skorka, an Argentine rabbi, chemist and writer, met with the staff of the Jewish Journal. 

    Skorka’s trip was sponsored by Masorti Olami, the worldwide organization of the Conservative movement, and his prominence is due in part to...

  • Argentinian journalist flees to Israel, fearing for life

    January 26, 2015 | 8:57 am

    Argentina's cabinet chief on Monday said journalists could work safely in the country after the reporter who broke the news of the mysterious death of a state prosecutor fled to Israel, saying he feared for his life under the current government.

    On Jan. 18, Damian Pachter was the...

  • Argentina suspects rogue agents were behind death of prosecutor

    January 23, 2015 | 3:24 pm

    Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

    Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment late on Sunday, a gunshot wound to his...

  • Argentina suspects rogue agents were behind death of prosecutor

    January 23, 2015 | 1:39 pm

     Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

    Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment late on Sunday, a gunshot wound to...

  • Argentina releases Nisman’s evidence on secret Iran-AMIA deal

    January 23, 2015 | 9:02 am

    Argentine judicial officials made public the 300-page criminal complaint that details evidence linking Argentina’s senior political echelon to a deal to hide Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

    The complaint prepared by Argentine prosecutor...

  • Nisman mystery: Who killed AMIA prosecutor?

    January 22, 2015 | 1:03 pm

    The mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman seems ripped straight out of a crime thriller.

    Nisman — the indefatigable prosecutor collecting evidence of culpability in the 1994 bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) Jewish center in Buenos...

  • Argentina’s Fernandez says prosecutor’s death was not suicide

    January 22, 2015 | 9:07 am

    The death of a prosecutor investigating the bombing of a Jewish community center was not a suicide, as was initially reported, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Thursday.

    Alberto Nisman, lead investigator into the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center that killed 85...

  • Alberto Nisman: The 86th victim of the Buenos Aires bombing

    By Rob Eshman

    January 21, 2015 | 2:29 pm

    UPDATED: The murder this week of Alberto Nisman — and now even the Argentine president has acknowledged his death was no suicide — was every bit as shocking and anti-Semitic a crime as the attacks two weeks ago in Paris.

    Nisman was the federal prosecutor appointed by former...

  • Argentina says dead prosecutor tricked into accusing Fernandez

    January 21, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    A prosecutor who accused Argentina's president of trying to derail the investigation into a 1994 bombing, and who died in mysterious circumstances on Sunday, was misled to believe there was a conspiracy to whitewash the crime, the government said on Wednesday.

    State prosecutor...

  • Questions mount over death of Argentine prosecutor

    January 20, 2015 | 5:53 pm

    The mysterious death of an Argentine prosecutor just days after he accused the president of directing a cover-up in the bombing of a Jewish community center two decades earlier has jolted the country with accusations of foul play coming from all sides.

    The body of Alberto Nisman,...

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