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  • Israeli authors, screenwriters featured at Buenos Aires book fair

    April 23, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Israeli authors and screenwriters are being featured at the 38th Book Fair of Buenos Aires.

    The book fair, which runs through May 7, reportedly is the most visited book fair in the Spanish-speaking world; last year more than 1.25 million people attended.

    Joseph Cedar, the Academy...

  • Netanyahu says Eichmann capture shaped Jewish history

    December 12, 2011 | 10:51 am

    On the 50th anniversary of Adolf Eichmann’s capture for trial in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the event shaped Jewish history.

    “Eichmann’s capture and bringing to trial were a turning point at which the State of Israel and the Jewish people began to exact justice...

  • Latin American Parliament condemns anti-Semitism

    December 6, 2011 | 10:22 am

    The Latin American Parliament passed a declaration condemning anti-Semitism.

    At its 27th General Assembly held in Panama, the Latin American Parliament on Monday approved a Declaration Against Anti-Semitism, which targets conspiracy theories evoking Jewish control of media, finance,...

  • Jewish Agency gathers in Buenos Aires

    November 14, 2011 | 10:43 am

    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.

    Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky on Sunday night in Buenos Aires addressed a regional conference countering...

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  • Argentine Jewish boxer to defend title in Buenos Aires

    November 11, 2011 | 11:14 am

    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.

    But when she steps into the ring tonight at Club Atletico Lanus, she will...

  • Iranian plot included Israeli embassy in Argentina

    October 14, 2011 | 11:34 am

    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. 

    American-Iranian Manssor Arbabsiar, arrested Oct. 11in the Saudi ambassador murder plot, was also planning an...

  • At a rebuilt AMIA Jewish center, Argentinians remember 9/11 victims

    September 13, 2011 | 12:18 pm

    A 9/11 memorial ceremony at the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires called for common cause in halting terrorist attacks.

    Among those attending the commemoration ceremony Monday at the rebuilt AMIA headquarters were the U.S. ambassador in Argentina, Vilma Martinez; representatives...

  • 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...

  • Jessica Chastain and John Madden on “The Debt”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 23, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    As Jessica Chastain was preparing for her role in the Mossad thriller “The Debt,” her voluminous research led her to the story of a survivor who witnessed the destruction of her entire family in the Holocaust. “It was a woman’s memory of something she had seen as a young...

  • Campaign launched to remember Buenos Aires JCC bombing

    July 13, 2011 | 10:20 am

    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.

    The campaign, launched a week before the 17th anniversary of the attack, is called “Attack the...

  • Rabbi elected to Buenos Aires parliament

    July 11, 2011 | 10:06 am

    Argentine Rabbi Sergio Bergman handily won a seat on the Buenos Aires municipal legislature.

    Bergman led with 45 percent of the vote, more than tripling second-place finisher Juan Cabandie of the Victory Front Party,  who had 14 percent.

    Bergman, the senior rabbi of the traditional...

  • Argentina to compensate victims of Israeli Embassy bombing

    June 30, 2011 | 10:13 am

    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...

  • Day school headmaster seriously hurt in Buenos Aires attack

    May 10, 2011 | 3:12 pm

    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...

  • Argentina Jewish center’s vote provides no clear winner

    April 11, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    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.

    Since no candidate obtained more...

  • Graves defaced in Argentina include terror victims

    September 14, 2009 | 7:12 pm

    Graves belonging to AMIA Jewish Center attack victims were among those vandalized in an Argentine Jewish cemetery.

    Fifty-eight headstones at the La Tablada Jewish cemetery in Buenos Aires province were defaced between Sept. 11 and 12. Eight belonged to victims of the 1994 center...

  • Q&A with Argentine Ambassador Hector Timerman

    October 23, 2008 | 12:13 am

    At 53, Argentine Ambassador Hector Timerman is one of South America's top diplomats; recently promoted from consul to New York to the prized post of envoy to the United States, he bears one of the most famous last names in modern South American history. He's the son of the late...
  • Briefs: The fence is the line,  gas cuts for Gaza

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Ramon: West Bank Barrier to Be Border

    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...

  • 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,...

  • Buenos Aires Let Me Dance to Your Beat

    By Anthea Gerrie

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    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...

  • 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...

  • Cry, Argentina

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • Angelenos Aid Argentines

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    May 23, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    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...

  • Passover Rescue

    By Uriel Heilman

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • Six Years After

    By Carina Miller

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • Jewish in Buenos Aires

    By Carina Miller

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    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...

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