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  • 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…

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  • Jewish-backed Buenos Aires rugby club wins national title

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