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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...

  • Argentine president asked to help nix Iranian terror suspect’s visit to Colombia

    May 13, 2016 | 12:51 pm

    A Jewish human rights group asked the president of Argentina to help prevent a planned visit to Colombia by an Iranian implicated in terrorism.

    Shimon Samuels, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s director of international relations, conveyed the request Thursday in a meeting with...

  • 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 judge denies request to reopen Nisman complaint against ex-president

    March 14, 2016 | 2:38 pm

    A federal judge in Argentina rejected a request to reopen an investigation into allegations by the late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman that former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her government covered up Iran’s role in the bombing of a Jewish center.


  • Argentine president to address summit of Jewish leaders in Buenos Aires

    March 10, 2016 | 3:25 pm

    Argentina’s president will address an international summit of Jewish leaders meeting in Buenos Aires on the anniversary of the 1992 attack on the Israeli Embassy there.

    More than 400 Jewish leaders are expected to gather for the Special Plenary Assembly of the World Jewish...

  • Obama urged to meet survivors of terror attacks on Argentina Jewish sites

    March 3, 2016 | 9:19 am

    Leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee urged President Barack Obama to meet with survivors of two 1990s terrorist attacks on Jewish institutions when he travels to Argentina.

    “As you work to renew the partnership between the United States and Argentina, we would like to...

  • Nisman’s death to be investigated as homicide after ex-spy’s testimony

    March 2, 2016 | 8:15 am

    Former Argentine spymaster Antonio “Jaime” Stiuso accused the government of former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of being responsible for the murder of Alberto Nisman.

    Stiuso, the former operations chief of the Intelligence Secretariat, or SI, the country’s spy agency,...

  • 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...

  • In secret recordings, former Argentine FM says Iran behind AMIA attack

    December 21, 2015 | 9:53 am

    Argentina’s former foreign minister said on secretly recorded phone conversations that Iran was responsible for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires while he was negotiating with Tehran.

    The leaked recordings of Hector Timerman, who is Jewish, speaking in...

  • 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,...

  • 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,”...

  • Argentina to declassify intelligence on Israeli Embassy bombing

    April 9, 2015 | 9:03 am

    The Argentine government will declassify all the intelligence documents about the deadly 1992 bombing on the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires.

    The measure was announced Thursday on the government’s website for records of public proceedings, the Official Gazette. It followed a...

  • 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...

  • Report backs Nisman’s claims on Argentina-Iran conspiracy in AMIA bombing

    March 16, 2015 | 9:38 am

    Iran financed the 2007 campaign of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in exchange for impunity for Iranians in the AMIA bombing, a Brazilian magazine reported.

    According to Veja on Saturday, the deal brokered by Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, also provided...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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 | 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Negotiations with Iran over Jewish center bombing ‘positive,’ says Argentina’s foreign minister

    November 1, 2012 | 11:15 am

    Three days of negotiations between Argentina and Iran over the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center have been "very positive," Argentina's foreign minister announced.

    The statement came Wednesday at the Government House after three days of meetings between authorities of...

  • 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.

  • Briefs: Sukkah at UC Davis vandalized; Poll: Israelis want united Jerusalem

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Sukkah at UC Davis Vandalized

    Anti-Israel statements, including "End Israeli Occupation" and "Free Palestine," were spray-painted on the inside of the sukkah at the Chabad House at UC Davis. Rabbi Shmary Brownstein, co-director of the Chabad House, said in an interview with the...