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  • First Jewish justice appointed to Argentina’s Supreme Court

    Carlos Rosenkrantz will join the country’s Supreme Court, marking the first time in Argentina’s history that a Jewish justice will sit on the nation’s highest court.

  • Argentine-Israeli soccer star powers team to title, league promotion

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Argentine-Israeli soccer star Eial Strahman led the Argentine team Talleres to the national B Division championship and a promotion to the premier A league. Strahman, 26, who formerly played for the Maccabi Haifa team in Israel, is now being called “Strahman the super hero” by media in the Cordoba province for…

  • ‘Never react to provocations,’ Pope Francis tells Israeli musician

    (JTA) — Asked how to avoid religion-based divisions between people, Pope Francis advised an Israeli musician to “never react” to provocations. The pontiff told this to Ofir Jacob on Monday at the Vatican during a meeting the pope had with several creators from different countries who are active on the YouTube video website. Jacob, who…

  • Argentine ex-minister’s Iran tape admitted as evidence of alleged treason

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Argentine judges reviewing treason charges against a former foreign minister admitted as evidence a recording of him speaking about Iranian involvement in the 1994 terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires. The justices of the federal appeals court ruled last week to admit the 2012 recording of Hector…

  • Israel celebrates US Jewry’s historic contributions to Zionism

    (JTA) — In an unusual role reversal, Israeli officials paid tribute to American Jewry’s contribution to the State of Israel at a Knesset ceremony. The May 25 ceremony in Jerusalem, the first of its kind, marked what organizers called 100 years of activity and support by American Jews for the pre-state Yishuv and the nation…

  • Jewish-backed Buenos Aires rugby club wins national title

    BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — An Argentinian rugby team with a Jewish history and many Jewish fans won for the second straight year the national league championship. The Buenos Aires-based Hindu Club team won the Argentinean national title Saturday after defeating Belgrano Atletic Club, 38-23. Identified as the Jewish rugby team among the national clubs, Hindu fans…

  • Alberto Nisman may have been forced to kill himself, says Argentine prosecutor

    BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — Alberto Nisman, the federal prosecutor who investigated the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center here, may have been forced to kill himself, a prosecutor who was formerly in charge of his case said. Viviana Fein, who in December was removed from the investigation into Nisman’s mysterious death, had said before that…

  • Argentine pop star wears Israeli designer at country’s Emmys

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Argentine actress and pop star Lali Esposito wore a dress by an Israeli designer at the Martin Fierro Awards, Argentina’s version of the Emmys. The dress by Julie Vino was first unveiled to the actress’ 4 million Twitter followers and on Instagram Sunday night before the ceremony in Buenos Aires…

  • Former Argentine president claims son was killed by Hezbollah

    Carlos Saul Menem, 85, said it was the third attack on Argentina over strengthened relations with Israel, following the attacks on the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires in 1992 and the attack on the AMIA Jewish center in the city in 1994.

  • Spanish-language digital library recalls a notorious Nazi book-burning

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — In response to the 1933 public burning of Jewish books in Berlin, the Latin American branch of the World Jewish Congress uploaded digital versions of 190 Jewish books published in Spanish. The free ebooks are from the Jewish People’s Library, which was edited by the WJC between 1960 and 1980, and…