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  • Alberto Nisman laid to rest where AMIA victims are buried

    2 days ago

    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...

  • Reporter who broke Nisman story in Israel insists Argentine gov’t pursued him

    5 days ago

    Damian Pachter, the Argentine-Israeli journalist who was the first to report the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, said he feels safe now that he has arrived in Israel.

    Pachter, a writer for the Buenos Aires Herald, said he felt “pursued by the Argentine government” and that...

  • Argentinian journalist flees to Israel, fearing for life

    6 days ago

    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

    1 week ago

    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...

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  • Argentina suspects rogue agents were behind death of prosecutor

    1 week ago

     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

    1 week ago

    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?

    1 week ago

    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

    1 week ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks 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...

  • Argentina’s president adopts Jewish godson

    December 25, 2014 | 1:53 pm

    Argentina’s president has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history.

    President Christina Fernandez described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family.

    He was adopted as a godson under...

  • Lawsuit accusing Israel of genocide to be filed in Argentina

    September 17, 2014 | 11:36 am

    An Argentine lawyer said he will file a lawsuit in federal court in Buenos Aires accusing Israel of crimes against humanity and genocide.

    Carlos Slepoy told Pagina/12, a Buenos Aires newspaper, in an interview published Tuesday that the suit will be filed in the coming days in...

  • Argentine children of ‘Disappeared’ learn of Jewish parentage

    August 13, 2014 | 1:00 pm

    When Mariana Perez was a teenager, whenever she went out to dance and met a boy she liked, she would ask his age. If she was older than he was, she wouldn’t get involved, because there was a chance he might be her younger brother, one of the 500 babies abducted during Argentina’s...

  • 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...

  • Argentine boxer Carolina Duer defends bantamweight crown

    July 21, 2014 | 11:03 am

    Carolina Raquel Duer of Argentina defended her World Boxing Organization bantamweight title for the second time.

    Duer, popularly known as “The Turk,” defeated Ana Maria Lozano of Venezuela by unanimous decision on Friday night in Lanus, a city in Buenos Aires Province, to take...

  • 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...

  • A history of Jews in Argentina

    July 16, 2014 | 10:31 am

    Argentina’s Jewish community is the largest in Latin America, with 240,000 Jews, most of them living in Buenos Aires. The majority of them are Ashkenazi, and about 15 percent are Sephardic.

     According to a 2005 socio-demographic study by the American Jewish Joint Distribution...

  • 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...

  • Chimichurri [recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    July 3, 2014 | 7:30 pm

    Argentianian Chimichurri is a great sauce to make and have on hand in the fridge for steak, chicken, vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes, and on some salads. They call it the ketchup of Latin America, which means you can use it on anything. My personal favorite is for Kosher Pigs in...

  • My boyfriend is REALLY into the World Cup.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 17, 2014 | 10:40 am

    Soccer: know nothing about it, never cared about it, and frankly, don't understand what people find in it. Unlike other sports, basketball, for instance, a soccer match can end with almost no action on the field. A game can actually end with no goals (but many "almosts",) and...

  • Argentine neo-Nazi group approved as political party

    June 12, 2014 | 2:12 pm

    An ultranationalist organization led by Alejandro Biondini, an accused neo-Nazi, won legal approval as a registered political party.

    Buenos Aires Judge Ariel Lijo granted the approval for Bandera Vecinal, or Local Flag, on Wednesday. The party, which is expected to participate in...

  • 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...

  • Argentina to investigate official for incitement against Israel

    August 23, 2013 | 10:41 am

    An Argentinian prosecutor a government official of incitement against Israel and public intimidation.

    Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of the AMIA cultural center, said there is “concrete evidence to start an investigation” of acting Under...

  • Argentinian rabbi wins handily in parliament primary

    August 12, 2013 | 11:07 am

    Rabbi Sergio Bergman won the most votes in the midterm congressional primary elections in Argentina, his first national test for a seat in parliament.

    Bergman, a Buenos Aires city lawmaker for the center-right PRO Party, had 27.7 percent of the votes in Sunday’s primary for the...

  • 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...

  • World Jewish Congress head praises Pope Francis

    March 13, 2013 | 4:07 pm

    World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder congratulated Cardinal Jorge María Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, on his election as Pope Francis I on Wednesday.

    "Pope Francis I is no stranger to us. In recent years he attended many inter-faith events co-organized by...

  • Jewish leaders, groups welcome Pope Francis

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 13, 2013 | 3:09 pm

    Jewish leaders around the world welcomed Wednesday’s selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio, 76, who took the name Francis upon his selection, has been the archbishop of Buenos Aires since 1998 and is the first from the...

  • Argentinian Pope Bergoglio a moderate focused on the poor

    March 13, 2013 | 1:02 pm

    The first Latin American pope, Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio is a moderate known for his strong negotiating skills as well as a readiness to challenge powerful interests.

    He is a modest man from a middle class family who is content to travel by bus.

    Described by his biographer as...

  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina elected pope

    March 13, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope on Wednesday to lead the Roman Catholic Church, a prelate announced to huge crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square.

    He took the name Pope Francis, the cardinal said.

    Cardinals elected Bergoglio on just the second day of a...

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