The Iranian government officially agreed to establish a “truth commission” with Argentina to jointly investigate the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center.
The Jewish community of Buenos Aires commemorated the 21st anniversary of a deadly attack on the city's Israeli embassy.
Before immigrating to the United States from Argentina, I was invited several times on national public holidays to the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires for Catholic Mass celebrated by Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis. As a gesture of inclusiveness, the group of approximately 25 clergy from various faiths was invited to sit close to the altar.
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 Americas to lead the Catholic Church.
Two U.S. senators asked the president of Argentina to end her country’s agreement with Iran to establish a “truth commission” on the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish community center.
The Israeli Embassy in Argentina is launching an ad campaign to mark the 21st anniversary of the 1992 bombing that killed 29.
Argentina's Congress approved an agreement with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish Community Center.
Argentina's foreign minister, Hector Timerman, defended himself against accusations that he betrayed his Judaism by signing an agreement with Iran.
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.
Israel's Foreign Ministry summoned the Argentinian ambassador over his country's agreement with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires JCC.
Auschwitz survivor Liza Zajac Novera — who goes by Lea — was on an anniversary cruise with her husband to Iguazu Falls in September 1977, when she got the call. Her sister-in-law told her that armed men had come to their apartment in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and had taken away her two sons, law students.
A Buenos Aires radio station that launched its 24-hour broadcasts in the wake of the Israeli embassy bombing there will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a street party and klezmer marathon.
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.
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.
Iran and Argentina were set to open bilateral negotiations to discuss the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center.
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.
The Polish government and the Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires inaugurated a two-day seminar about Janusz Korczak.
Representatives of Latin America's Jewish communities at a summit with Arab community leaders reiterated the Diaspora's commitment to peace in the Middle East.
A new campaign to remember the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Buenos Aires Jewish center calls on Argentinians to "feed the memory."
"Policeman" was named best film at the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival -- the first time an Israeli film has been recognized there.
Israeli authors and screenwriters are being featured at the 38th Book Fair of Buenos Aires.
On the 50th anniversary of Adolf Eichmann's capture for trial in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the event shaped Jewish history.
The Latin American Parliament passed a declaration condemning anti-Semitism.
The Jewish Agency for Israel opened its Board of Governors meeting in Buenos Aires, marking the first time in 15 years that the meeting has been held outside Israel.
In many ways, Carolina Raquel Duer is a typical middle-class Jewish kid. She attended a Jewish day school, spent time working and traveling in Israel and celebrated her bat mitzvah at a Conservative synagogue.
An Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States, thwarted earlier this week, also involved an attack the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Buenos Aires.
A 9/11 memorial ceremony at the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires called for common cause in halting terrorist attacks.
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.
Argentina's president and several of the country's international sports stars are among those featured in a new campaign to remember the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish center.
Argentine Rabbi Sergio Bergman handily won a seat on the Buenos Aires municipal legislature.
Relatives of victims of the 1992 attack on the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires will receive compensation from Argentina. The Argentina Parliament on Wednesday unanimously approved a special law of economic compensation for the families of the victims of the bombing, which killed 29 and injured 242 on March 17, 1992.
The headmaster of an Orthodox Jewish day school in Buenos Aires was attacked as he left the school. Moshe Cohen, director of Heichal Hatora, was hit in the head with an iron bar Monday as his assailant shouted "Jew, Jew." Cohen was hospitalized with a serious head injury. The attacker was arrested.
No clear winner emerged in elections to lead the central Jewish institution in Buenos Aires. Some 10,757 voters, more than doubling the number from 2008, participated in Sunday's elections to lead the AMIA Jewish center in the Argentinian capital.
Graves belonging to AMIA Jewish Center attack victims were among those vandalized in an Argentine Jewish cemetery.
" . . .In Argentina, we don't think that one country has to base its relationship with another country on a relationship which that country has with a third nation . . ."
Haim Ramon indicated that Israel's West Bank security barrier will be the future Israel-Palestine border. Israel's deputy prime minister, speaking Monday night at the Israel Policy Forum's annual gala in New York, said Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are in dispute over just 5.5 percent of the West Bank.
For most Americans -- or even American Jews -- the date 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.
In Buenos Aires you wouldn't know about the Argentine economy's disastrous crash -- except, perhaps, by chatting with your taxi driver and discovering he was a former tycoon.
BA, as old hands call it, has retained its prosperous appearance and cosmopolitan cool, and it remains one of the world's most fabulous cities. In fact, given the peso devaluation, the once-pricey Argentine capital should be visited soon, while its delectable cuisine and shopping, some of the finest in South America, are a relative bargain.
No wonder this glittering capital was so inviting to the upwardly mobile Evita in the early 20th century -- this huge but green city boasts a level of European-style opulence and elegance equal to anything in Europe, and most closely recalls the finest residential neighborhoods of Paris.
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 Latin American history. Hundreds of Argentines are expected to be standing on Pasteur and in nearby streets to commemorate the anniversary of the tragedy.
The DAIA political umbrella group, together with AMIA and Familiaris de Las Victims -- the biggest group of victims' relatives -- jointly organized the commemoration ceremony in Buenos Aires.
It's a balmy night as we join those filing into the basement social hall of the venerable Libertad Synagogue in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires. It resembles any Friday night service crowd anywhere in the United States, except that it's standing-room only. An elderly man sings Yiddish songs in a still-strong tenor followed by a young duo on saxophone and clarinet playing selections from "Fiddler on the Roof."
Mariano Fainstein hasn't seen his wife in almost three months, and he may have to miss his daughter's wedding. Because of the recent economic crisis in Argentina, the 52-year-old electronics engineer temporarily left his home in Buenos Aires in hopes of landing a new job in Los Angeles to support his family. He's staying with friends in Sherman Oaks while in talks with a company that has expressed interest in him.
If he gets the job, he won't be able to go home in time to walk his daughter down the aisle. To make matters worse, he isn't sure his wife is willing to join him here.
Five months ago, Beatrice Ballageure was struggling to make ends meet as a single, 47-year-old Jewish woman living in the capital city of an economically depressed Argentina. She had lost her job several months earlier, but she owned her own apartment and had enough money in the bank to afford basic expenses. She had friends with jobs, and she knew she could rely on her family if real trouble ever came. Then the bottom fell out of Argentina's economy.
It's a cold Monday morning in Buenos Aires and the loud moans of four shofarot sound in front of the federal courthouse. "The ancient sound of the shofar used to rally the people to listen... Today it rallies the people to demand," explains Enrique Burbinsky to a small crowd of a few dozen.
As an Argentine expatriate, I am often asked what I miss the most about my country. The truth is, with telephone rates and e-mail being what they are, I don't have much of a chance to miss my friends and family. But I do miss my city: Buenos Aires. I miss the long after-dinner walks on the cobblestone streets of the Belgrano or Palermo neighborhoods, taking my kids for a treat in one of the hundreds of ice cream stores in town, getting together with friends at a cafe in the Recoleta, or occasionally splurging on a fancy meal at one of the many waterfront restaurants in Puerto Madero.