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  • 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,...

  • 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,”...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kirchner: AMIA and embassy bombings were ‘collateral damage’

    March 5, 2015 | 9:07 am

    Argentina’s president called the deadly attack on the AMIA Jewish community center in 1994 and the attack on the Israeli Embassy in 1992 “collateral damages in a war in which we had never been part, nor want to be.”

    The comments by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner,...

  • Argentine spy at center of Nisman case accused of smuggling

    February 24, 2015 | 11:47 am

    The Argentine spy at the center of a scandal over last month's death of a state prosecutor was accused on Tuesday of importing tonnes of contraband merchandise during his final years as head of the country's counterintelligence office.

    Antonio Stiuso was forced out of the SI...

  • 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...

  • 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.

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

  • 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,...

  • Argentine prosecutor who accused Fernandez of Iran plot found dead

    January 19, 2015 | 6:58 pm

    A prosecutor who accused Argentina's president of orchestrating a cover-up in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound to the head, the government said on Monday.

    The body of Alberto Nisman,...

  • Argentine prosecutor says Fernandez tried to whitewash 1994 bombing

    January 14, 2015 | 2:27 pm

    An Argentine prosecutor accused President Cristina Fernandez on Wednesday of trying to orchestrate a cover up in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

    State prosecutor Alberto Nisman, investigating the blast that...

  • Memorials mark 20-year anniversary of Buenos Aires Jewish center bombing

    July 29, 2014 | 10:46 am

    Thousands gathered outside the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) building, the institutional headquarters of the Jewish community of Argentina, in Buenos Aires on July 18, marking 20 years since the bombing of the AMIA that left 85 dead and more than 300 injured.


  • Hold Iran accountable for AMIA bombing

    July 17, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    On July 18, 1994, a hellish scene unfolded in Buenos Aires as a car bomb set by Iranian agents destroyed the AMIA/DAIA Jewish center, killing 85 people and wounding hundreds.

    Twenty years later, there is still no justice in the case — and a decision taken by the Argentine...

  • Twenty years since the AMIA bombing in Argentina

    July 16, 2014 | 10:22 am

    In a plaza across the street from the Argentine Supreme Court here in Buenos Aires, Sofía Tarlovsky points to two names inscribed on a sundial-shaped memorial, both of them her former kindergarten students. Instead of minute marks, the clock marks time with wooden sticks carved...

  • Israeli ex-envoy to Argentina: We killed most AMIA bombers

    January 3, 2014 | 10:18 am

    Israel has killed most of the people responsible for the 1994 bombing at a Jewish community building in Buenos Aires, a former Israeli ambassador to Argentina said.

    “The vast majority of the guilty parties are in another world, and this is something we did,” Yitzhak Aviran said...

  • Judge asked to invalidate Iran-Argentine probe of 1994 bombing

    November 13, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    An Argentine prosecutor has asked a judge to declare as unconstitutional an agreement between Argentina and Iran to jointly investigate the deadly 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center that local courts blamed on Tehran.

    Alberto Nisman, who oversaw an...

  • Remembering AMIA at Maccabiah

    July 23, 2013 | 10:36 am

    American, Canadian, Australian, Russian and British athletes started filling out of a Jerusalem hotel lobby last Thursday to buses that would transport them to the opening ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah Games.

    They paid little mind to the semicircle of older people forming around...

  • Two AMIA bombing suspects running for Iranian president

    May 22, 2013 | 4:38 pm

    Two suspects in the bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires are candidates in Iran’s presidential election.

    Mohsen Rezai and Ali Akbar Velayati, who are believed to have planned the 1994 attack, were among the eight candidates approved Tuesday for the June 14 election...

  • Iran confirms pact with Argentina to jointly probe AMIA attack

    May 20, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    The Iranian government officially agreed to establish a “truth commission” with Argentina to jointly investigate the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center.

    Ali Pakdaman, the business attache of Iran in Buenos Aires, said Monday that Iran formally accepted the pact, marking the...

  • Buenos Aires Jewish community marks embassy bombing

    March 19, 2013 | 7:17 am

    The Jewish community of Buenos Aires commemorated the 21st anniversary of a deadly attack on the city's Israeli embassy.

    Nearly 1,500 people participated in Sunday's demonstration organized by the embassy to mark the attack, which Argentina and Israel blame on Iran.

    On the...

  • Argentina’s Congress approves joint investigation with Iran

    February 28, 2013 | 5:56 am

    Argentina's Congress approved an agreement with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish Community Center.

    The legislative body's Lower House early on Thursday approved the bill establishing the joint program  with 131 votes in favor and 113...

  • Timerman defends himself, his Judaism over agreement with Iran

    February 18, 2013 | 1:39 pm

    Argentina's foreign minister, Hector Timerman, defended himself against accusations that he betrayed his Judaism by signing an agreement with Iran.

    “I did not betray my Judaism in the pact with Iran because we are trying to solve the AMIA bombing case," Timerman said Monday...

  • Argentina’s Timerman slams Israel criticism of Iran pact

    February 13, 2013 | 4:15 pm

    Argentinian Foreign Minister Hector Timerman hit back at Israeli criticism of a joint commission with Iran on the AMIA bombing on his first day of testimony to his country's Congress.

    Both houses of the Congress must approve the "truth commission" before it is made active, and...

  • Iran rejects questioning of defense minister under Argentina agreement

    February 12, 2013 | 12:21 pm

    Iran denied that its defense minister will be questioned by an Argentinian judge about his alleged role in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.

    Ahmed Vahidi, who is under an international arrest warrant by Interpol in connection with the deadly bombing of the AMIA...

  • AMIA bombing relatives updated on Iran negotiations

    December 26, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman met with the relatives of victims of the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing to update them on negotiations with Iran.

    The update came three months after Timerman's first public meeting with his Iranian counterpart.

    “The only...

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