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  • 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...

  • Israel summons Argentina’s envoy over deal with Iran

    January 29, 2013 | 11:26 am

    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.

    Israel's ambassador in Buenos Aires, Dorit Shavit, also requested a meeting with the Argentinian Foreign Minister...

  • Surviving terror in two generations

    January 23, 2013 | 4:29 pm

    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...

  • Buenos Aires Jewish radio station marks anniversary

    December 5, 2012 | 9:56 am

    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.

    Celebrity participants also are expected to join Radio Jai on the air Sunday for the...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires, Polish government honor Janusz Korczak

    August 22, 2012 | 10:22 am

    The Polish government and the Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires inaugurated a two-day seminar about Janusz Korczak.

    The event, which began Tuesday, is part of activities marking 70 years since German soldiers sent Korczak and 192 Jewish orphans to their deaths in Treblinka, a Nazi...

  • Latin American Jewish, Arab leaders reiterate peace hopes

    July 12, 2012 | 10:36 am

    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.

    The summit was held Wednesday at the Brazilian Foreign Ministry in Buenos Aires.

    “In Latin America, Arabs and Jews coexist...

  • New campaign ‘feeds the memory’ of Buenos Aires bombing

    July 10, 2012 | 10:18 am

    A new campaign to remember the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Buenos Aires Jewish center calls on Argentinians to “feed the memory.”

    The campaign launched this week to commemorate the bombing has Food Factory chef Tomas Kalika sharing his bread recipe, which is said to contain ingredients...

  • Israeli movie, director win at Buenos Aires film fest

    April 24, 2012 | 10:16 am

    “Policeman” was named best film at the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival—the first time an Israeli film has been recognized there.

    Director Nadav Lapid also won in the Best Director category at the 14th edition of the festival, which ended April 22. It was the first time in...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

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