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  • Argentine president to address summit of Jewish leaders in Buenos Aires

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Argentina’s president will address an international summit of Jewish leaders meeting in Buenos Aires on the anniversary of the 1992 attack on the Israeli Embassy there. More than 400 Jewish leaders are expected to gather for the Special Plenary Assembly of the World Jewish Congress March 15-17 in conjunction with a…

  • Ex-spy links Argentine gov’t to Nisman death, spurring venue change to murder court

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — A former Argentine spymaster accused the government of former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of being responsible for the death of AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman, spurring a venue change to a court that hears murder cases. Following more than 15 hours of testimony on Tuesday from Antonio “Jaime” Stiuso, the former…

  • Argentine prosecutor: AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Alberto Nisman was murdered, the attorney general for Argentina’s Criminal Appeals Court said — the first suggestion by the country’s judicial branch that the AMIA special prosecutor’s mysterious death may have been an assassination. Ricardo Saenz in a letter to the judges on Thursday called for a federal investigation of…

  • Israeli player speaks up for pope’s Soccer for Peace match

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — An Israeli soccer player recorded a message of support for Pope Francis’ second Soccer for Peace exhibition match. On Wednesday, the pope launched the second edition of Soccer for Peace featuring all-star players scheduled for May 29 at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Eran Zahavi of Maccabi Tel Aviv was among the…

  • Argentina dedicates national monument honoring Holocaust victims, rescuers

    Twenty-six non-Jews who helped save Jews are listed on the Buenos Aires monument in the Righteous Among the Nations promenade.

  • Alberto Nisman remembered one year after his still-mysterious death

    One speaker, a prominent journalist, told the thousands assembled that the special prosecutor in the AMIA Jewish center bombing was murdered.

  • Argentine president receives Nisman’s daughters on anniversary of his death

    Mauricio Macri has ordered government agencies to declassify every file related to the AMIA special prosecutor’s still unresolved death.

  • New Argentina AMIA investigator eyeing trial in absentia

    A former senator has been tasked with finding new ways to bring the attack on the Buenos Aires Jewish center to trial and get justice.

  • El Chapo wears Jewish fashion designers, and you can too

    A schmatta, it’s not. The infamous Mexican cartel boss Joaquín Guzmán — better known as El Chapo — is in the news after a widely publicized interview with Sean Penn in Rolling Stone magazine led to his capture (again). In the days that followed, photos of the actor and the drug kingpin circulated around the world. According to the Guardian,…

  • In secret recordings, former Argentine FM says Iran behind AMIA attack

    In the leaked tapes, Hector Timerman, who is Jewish, defends the joint investigation of the 1994 bombing by then-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s government and Iran.