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  • Argentina says dead prosecutor tricked into accusing Fernandez

    6 days ago

    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

    1 week ago

    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

    1 week ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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...

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  • 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.

    A...

  • 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...

  • Argentina won’t give information on Iran talks to AMIA survivors

    November 14, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    Argentina's Foreign Ministry rejected a request from the Jewish community and survivors of the AMIA Jewish center bombing for information about current negotiations with Iran over the case.

    The ministry's attorney, Agustin Medrano, said late last week in refusing the request made...

  • Iran, Argentina to meet over Jewish center bombing

    October 29, 2012 | 10:06 am

    Iran and Argentina were set to open bilateral negotiations to discuss the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center.

    The Argentinian Foreign Ministry said that a “work session” would be held Monday between legal representatives of both countries at the United Nations...

  • Argentina’s Jews balk at negotiations with Iran over ‘94 bombing

    October 4, 2012 | 11:46 am

    Relatives of victims of the deadly bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires and Jewish leaders are urging their government not to negotiate with Iran.

    Hector Timerman, Argentina’s Jewish foreign minister, met recently at U.N. headquarters in New York with his Iranian...

  • Meeting of Argentina and Iran ministers rankles Israel, U.S.

    October 1, 2012 | 9:31 am

    Israel expressed “disappointment” over Argentina's decision to accept an Iranian invitation to bilateral talks.

    “The Government of Israel received with great disappointment the news about the Argentine acceptance of a meeting with the Islamic Republic of Iran on a Foreign...

  • Argentinian Jewish leaders urge foreign minister to not meet Iranian counterpart

    September 21, 2012 | 10:00 am

    Argentinian Jewish leaders are strongly urging their country to reject Iran’s request for a meeting of their respective foreign ministers at the UN General Assembly next week.

    The Argentinian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday announced that Iran’s Ali Akbar Salehi had requested an...

  • AMIA and Minority Insecurity: How Do We Attack Corruption?

    March 29, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    A few days ago, I took my students to visit AMIA, the Jewish community center of Buenos Aires, Argentina, that was bombed in 1994, leaving 85 killed and hundreds injured. It was heart-wrenching to hear the personal stories only a few days after the attack at the school in Toulouse.

    ...
  • AMIA president taking leave after parties fail to form coalition

    August 31, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    The president of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires was granted a two-month leave of absence after the center’s parties failed to form a coalition to name a successor.

    Guillermo Borger asked last week for the leave of absence due to “personal necessity to return to my business...

  • Argentina’s Timerman quashes report on deal with Iran

    April 21, 2011 | 3:56 pm

    Argentina’s foreign minister denied a report that his country had a deal with Iran to quash the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center.

    Hector Timerman during a radio interview while in Ukraine said Thursday that “Argentina is the only country that...

  • Report of Argentina-Iran deal to quash AMIA investigation roils community

    March 29, 2011 | 3:43 pm

    Consternation is mounting in Argentina and Israel after the leaking of a document purportedly showing that Argentina’s foreign minister secretly offered Iran a deal to quash the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in exchange for better trade...

  • Rites Mark ‘94 Bombing of Jewish Center in Argentina

    By Lisa Hirschmann

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Although for most Americans -- or even American Jews -- the date of July 18, 1994, does not strike the melancholy chord that Sept. 11, 2001 does, for the Jewish population of Argentina it is a date as infamous as any in the history of the Argentine nation.

    On that morning in 1994,...

  • Rites to Mark Argentine Terror Attack

    By Florencia Arbiser

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At 9:53 a.m. this Sunday in Buenos Aires, a loud siren will sound in front of 633 Pasteur St., where the AMIA Jewish community center is located.

    The siren will mark the moment 10 years ago when a bomb went off, killing 85 people in the most devastating terrorist attack in modern...

  • L.A. Jews Aid Argentines

    By Florencia Arbiser

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The plight of Argentine Jews hammered by the collapse of their country's economy was forcefully brought home to a contingent of Los Angeles Jews this month.

    Twenty-two young leaders active at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles joined the United Jewish Communities (UJC)/Ben...

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