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  • Embassy blast remembered, but the case remains unsolved

    BUENOS AIRES, March 18 ( JTA) — The ceremony has become all too familiar: Kaddish was intoned, bells were tolled and the list of victims’ names was read aloud. For the seventh time, relatives of the victims joined local Jewish officials to mark the anniversary of the March 17, 1992, bombing of the Israeli Embassy…

  • Argentina says ‘new evidence’ proves Iran behind 2 bombings

    BUENOS AIRES, May 19 (JTA) — Argentina is reducing its diplomatic ties to Iran to a bare minimum, charging Tehran with complicity in the deadly bombings of two Jewish sites here. The charges have created a war of words between the two countries that will likely affect their diplomacy and trade. And it may also…

  • Argentine Jews in disarray after election, bank failure

    BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 13 (JTA) — Far from forging a sense of unity, elections for the leadership of Argentina’s Jewish umbrella organization have left the community in disarray. The rift plaguing the 250,000-member Jewish community was exacerbated by a recent bank failure that has seriously jeopardized communal assets. Lawyer Rogelio Cichowolsky was elected this week…

  • Argentine activists feud four years after deadly attack

    BUENOS AIRES, July 22 (JTA) — The fourth anniversary of the bombing of a central Jewish community building is being marked by a divided Argentine Jewish community. As evidence of the divisions, three separate ceremonies were held here in the past week to commemorate the July 18, 1994, attack on the Argentina Israelite Mutual Aid…

  • Argentine Jews express outrage on anniversary of AMIA bombing

    BUENOS AIRES, July 20 (JTA) — Fifteen thousand people mourned and expressed outrage last week at a ceremony marking the third anniversary of the bombing of Argentina’s Jewish community center. The outrage from the local Jewish community, directed at the government and Jewish leaders alike, was sparked by the inability of Argentine officials to find…

  • Jewish group to publish book on Nazi activities in Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, May 19 (JTA) — The Argentine Jewish umbrella organization is set to publish a scathing report on Nazi activities in Argentina. Controversy surrounding the report — including reported pressure from the government — almost prevented it from being published. A source close to the report’s researchers said in an interview that it is…

  • Some Argentine justices blame Jews for 1992 embassy bombing

    BUENOS AIRES, March 27 (JTA) — Two justices on the Argentine Supreme Court are saying that a group of Jewish extremists may be behind the March 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy. Justices Adolfo Vazquez and Carlos Fayt claim that “no hypothesis should be discarded” and that “Jews might be the guilty party.” The two…