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  • Hundreds of thousands march in memory of AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman

    2 weeks ago

    More than 400,000 people in Buenos Aires braved a heavy rain to pay tribute to the late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman in a “silent march.”

    Other marches remembering Nisman on the one-month anniversary of his death were held Wednesday throughout Argentina and in cities...

  • At Argentina bomb site, deja vu and fading hope for justice

    February 3, 2015 | 1:15 pm

    Anita Weinstein was on the second floor of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994 when the ceiling and walls collapsed from the force of a truck bomb outside.

    [RELATED: Dead Argentine prosecutor had draft warrant for president]

    Disoriented, and terrified by...

  • Dead Argentinian prosecutor had drafted request for president’s arrest

    February 3, 2015 | 12:00 pm

    An Argentinian prosecutor found dead in mysterious circumstances last month had drafted a request that President Cristina Fernandez be arrested for conspiring to derail his probe into the deadly bombing of a Jewish center, the investigator into his death said on Tuesday.

    The...

  • Judges decline to take on charges against Argentina’s president

    February 3, 2015 | 11:46 am

    Two judges on Monday declined to handle the allegations brought by late prosecutor Alberto Nisman against Argentina's president, charging her with seeking to derail his investigation of the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

    Just days after Nisman brought the...

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  • 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.

    [RELATED: Drones, Jews and morality]

    On Thursday morning, a police escort led the funeral...

  • Argentina suspects rogue agents were behind death of prosecutor

    January 23, 2015 | 3:24 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 his...

  • Alberto Nisman: The 86th victim of the Buenos Aires bombing

    By Rob Eshman

    January 21, 2015 | 2:29 pm

    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

    January 21, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    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...

  • Questions mount over death of Argentine prosecutor

    January 20, 2015 | 5:53 pm

    The mysterious death of an Argentine prosecutor just days after he accused the president of directing a cover-up in the bombing of a Jewish community center two decades earlier has jolted the country with accusations of foul play coming from all sides.

    The body of Alberto Nisman,...

  • Argentine prosecutor who accused Fernandez of Iran plot found dead

    January 19, 2015 | 6:58 pm

    A prosecutor who accused Argentina's president of orchestrating a cover-up in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound to the head, the government said on Monday.

    The body of Alberto Nisman,...

  • Argentine prosecutor says Fernandez tried to whitewash 1994 bombing

    January 14, 2015 | 2:27 pm

    An Argentine prosecutor accused President Cristina Fernandez on Wednesday of trying to orchestrate a cover up in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

    State prosecutor Alberto Nisman, investigating the blast that...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New IOC chief should quit group that aids Israel boycott, AJC says

    September 10, 2013 | 5:17 pm

    The newly elected president of the International Olympic Committee heads a German-based organization that helps companies to guarantee that their products do not contain anything from Israel.

    Thomas Bach, a German who was elected Tuesday at an IOC session in Buenos Aires, is...

  • Pro-Palestinian groups protest Israel Philharmonic in Buenos Aires

    August 29, 2013 | 11:40 am

    Pro-Palestinian groups held an anti-Israel demonstration outside a Buenos Aires theater during a charity concert by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO).

    Some 50 demonstrators outside the Colon Theatre on Aug. 26 called for a boycott, disinvestment and sanctions against...

  • 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...

  • 17 Yemeni Jews secretly airlifted to Israel

    August 14, 2013 | 3:04 pm

    Seventeen Yemeni Jews were airlifted to Israel in a covert operation.

    Four of the Jews were flown directly from Yemen to Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday, Haaretz reported. The rest were taken clandestinely from Buenos Aires after being smuggled to the Argentinian capital...

  • 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...

  • New pope is an old friend of the Jewish community

    March 18, 2013 | 10:23 am

    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...

  • 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...

  • U.S. senators Kirk and Gillibrand decry Argentina-Iran commission

    March 13, 2013 | 10:17 am

    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.

    Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) sent a letter Monday to...

  • Israel launches ad campaign in Argentina to mark 1992 embassy bombing

    March 7, 2013 | 9:25 am

    The Israeli Embassy in Argentina is launching an ad campaign to mark the 21st anniversary of the 1992 bombing that killed 29.

    The campaign, to be launched next week, focuses on themes of love and life through photographs of the families of the victims. “Love kills terrorism” and...

  • Argentina’s Congress approves joint investigation with Iran

    February 28, 2013 | 5:56 am

    Argentina's Congress approved an agreement with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish Community Center.

    The legislative body's Lower House early on Thursday approved the bill establishing the joint program  with 131 votes in favor and 113...

  • Timerman defends himself, his Judaism over agreement with Iran

    February 18, 2013 | 1:39 pm

    Argentina's foreign minister, Hector Timerman, defended himself against accusations that he betrayed his Judaism by signing an agreement with Iran.

    “I did not betray my Judaism in the pact with Iran because we are trying to solve the AMIA bombing case," Timerman said Monday...

  • 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...

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