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  • Soccer star Lionel Messi ripped as ‘Jewish’ and ‘Zionist’ after donating cleats in Egypt

    (JTA) — Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi was slammed as “Jewish” and a “Zionist” by Egyptian officials after donating his soccer shoes to a charity in Egypt. Messi, who plays for the Barcelona Football Club, was interviewed last week on the Egyptian television program “Yes, I Am Famous” on the private network MBC Masr. “One of…

  • Obama offers Argentina help in AMIA investigation

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — President Barack Obama offered Argentina help in pursuing the perpetrators of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires. At a news conference Wednesday in Buenos Aires following his meeting with Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri, Obama said he would visit a memorial to the bombing victims at…

  • Argentine VP says government committed to truth on ’90s attacks

    BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — At a commemoration for the victims of a 1992 terrorist attack against the Israeli embassy in Argentina, officials from that country’s new government said they were committed to investigating that attack and another one attributed to Iran and Hezbollah. Argentine Vice President Gabriela Michetti cited the presence of high-ranking officials at Thursday’s…

  • Argentine president ‘determined’ to discover truth of Nisman’s death

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Argentine President Mauricio Macri said he is “determined” to discover the truth about the death of AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman. “Everything that happened made us look weak in the world,” Macri told The Associated Press as part of a long-ranging interview published Thursday. “But now we are determined to bring…

  • World Jewish Congress to honor Paraguay’s president with peace prize

    (JTA) — President Horacio Cartes of Paraguay will be recognized by the World Jewish Congress for what the group said was his “contributions to building coexistence.” Cartes will receive the Shalom Prize, the WJC’s Latin American branch and Cartes’ office both announced Tuesday. The prize, which was established to recognize individuals or organizations who seek…

  • Manuel Tenenbaum, Latin American Jewish Congress head for 3 decades, dies

    (JTA) — Manuel Tenenbaum, who served for three decades as head of the Latin American Jewish Congress, has died. Tenenbaum, who was also an educator and author, died and was buried Tuesday in his native Montevideo, Uruguay. He was 81. In 1978, he was named executive director of the Latin American Jewish Congress, leading the…

  • Argentine rabbi tapped as government minister

    Rabbi Sergio Bergman, who will become minister of environment and sustainable development on Dec. 10, is believed to be the only rabbi serving as a government minister outside of Israel.

  • In first, Orthodox Jew to head Argentina’s Jewish political umbrella group

    The new DAIA administration will coincide with the start of a new national government to be empowered following runoff elections.

  • Eichmann daughter-in-law defends him in Argentina, quits mayoral bid

    Carmen Bretin Lindemann said on television that the historical record on the Nazi war criminal is false, as it was written by Jews.

  • Argentine court requests arrest of Hezbollah member in ’92 embassy bombing

    Argentina’s Supreme Court of Justice issued an international arrest warrant against Hussein Mohamad Ibrahim Suleiman in the Israel embassy bombing that killed 22 and injured more than 200.