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  • Anti-Zionist panel riles Argentine Jews

    A day after a panel discussion on the 1994 bombing of Argentina’s central Jewish institution took on anti-Israel and anti-Semitic tones, a group representing victims’ relatives questioned why such an event should be held at a prominent book fair.

  • Building community through Anne Frank

    Argentina tries to build the community’s trust in its security forces by having cadets lead an Anne Frank exhibit at the main Jewish institution in Buenos Aires.

  • Report: Anti-Semitism up in Argentina

    A comprehensive annual report finds that the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Argentina rose sharply last year, sparked by last summer’s war between Israel and Hezbollah.

  • Argentine elderly get new facility

    Elderly Argentine Jews will soon have a new place they can call home when LeDor VaDor, a $10 million, state-of-the-art facility, opens in Buenos Aires.

  • Buenos Aires revels in Passover fest

    A fashionable area of Buenos Aires takes on a Jewish flavor – gefilte fish – at a Passover festival.

  • Argentina remembers embassy bombing

    Buenos Aires’ Jewish community saw the historic official presence at the commemoration of the 1992 Israel Embassy bombing as a signal to pursue justice even 15 years after the attack.

  • Argentines’ Iran visit riles Jews

    A solidarity visit to Iran by Argentine activists has stirred up Jewish leaders in Buenos Aires.

  • Jewish groups welcome AMIA step

    Argentine Jewish groups are reacting with enthusiasm, but also caution, to a prosecutor’s demand for the arrest of a former Iranian president and seven others in connection with the 1994 bombing of Argentina’s main Jewish center.

  • How volunteers saved culture from AMIA rubble

    Twelve years after the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires was bombed, a new book and documentary highlight the efforts of some 800 young people to save cultural and ritual objects, including works that had been rescued from the Holocaust.

  • Iran a focus of memorial service in Argentina

    A memorial service is usually about the past. But a service honoring the victims of the 1992 terrorist attack at the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, which many believe Iran was responsible for, was also about the present — and the future.