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  • Israel offers security help as Argentina absorbs Syrian refugees

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Israeli parliamentarians said they are prepared to help Argentina with security issues as it prepares absorb some 3,000 Syrian refugees. “We understand the Argentinean desire to help with the global humanitarian crisis, but it is very important that terrorists don’t use this as a way to enter Argentina,” Israeli lawmaker Haim…

  • Nisman files to aid new probe of Iran’s role in AMIA bombing

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — A federal judge in Argentina agreed to transfer the case file of the late AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman to another judge who is presiding over a new investigation into the alleged Argentine government plan to whitewash Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish center. Judge Daniel…

  • Fathers of AMIA bombing victims added as plaintiffs in investigation of possible coverup

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — The fathers of two AMIA Jewish center bombing victims have been named as plaintiffs in a case against former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, which could reopen the investigation of the government’s role into a possible cover-up of Iran’s part in the 1994 bombing. That investigation was being led by Alberto Nisman,…

  • Jews of Argentina express security concerns with nation set to bring in 3,000 Syrians

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Jewish leaders in Argentina have called on the country’s authorities to provide security guarantees as Argentina gears up to receive 3,000 Syrian refugees. The refugees will enter the country as part of an agreement with the European Union. Argentina’s secretary-general, Marcos Pena, met in Washington, D.C., on June 10 with…

  • Argentine judge requests arrest of key Iranian adviser in AMIA Jewish center bombing

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — An Argentine federal judge investigating the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing has requested that Singapore and Malaysia arrest a high-level Iranian adviser to the country’s supreme leader in connection with the attack. Alí Akbar Velayati, who was Iran’s foreign minister at the time of the terrorist attack and has been…

  • ISIS logo featured on threatening note to Jewish sports club vandalized in Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — A Jewish sports club in Argentina was the victim of a threat that included the Islamic State logo. A threatening note with the logo was attached to a plastic bottle filled with cement that was thrown through a window of the Maccabi Jewish Community Center and sports club in Santa Fe…

  • Elie Wiesel in the JTA archives: 50 years of coverage

    Elie Wiesel’s name has appeared in nearly 900 JTA articles over the years. Here are a few of the highlights.

  • Jewish coach leads Colombia soccer team to 3rd place in Copa tournament

    (JTA) — Colombia’s national soccer team finished third in the prestigious Copa America Centenario tournament led by its Jewish coach, Jose Pekerman. Colombia defeated the United States, 1-0, on Saturday in the bronze medal match at University of Phoenix Stadium. Sixteen countries competed in the centennial edition of the tournament, which ended Sunday with Chile beating Argentina…

  • 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…