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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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