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  • Buenos Aires to host meeting of global anti-Semitism forum

    (JTA) — The Global Forum for Combatting Antisemitism, meeting for the first time in Latin America, will also have its first non-Jewish group as co-organizer. The meeting, gathering more than 100 international experts in Buenos Aires July 17 -18, will be organized by  the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the  Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition, a Christian organization;  and the…

  • Honk if you love the Rebbe, New York!

    Manhattan traffic didn’t exactly come to a standstill (as promised, ominously, by the event’s organizers). But 66 Chabad-Lubavitch “Mitzvah Tanks” did draw curious stares and some impatient honks as they travelled city streets in celebration of the 114th birthday of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe. On Houston now! Ready or not… Traffic in Manhattan is about…

  • Judge halts elections at Buenos Aires Jewish center amid irregularities complaint

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — An Argentine judge halted elections at the Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish center on Sunday amid an investigation into irregularities in its electoral process for leadership. The ruling AMIA party, the Orthodox Religious United Front, was accused by the non-Orthodox parties Plural Jai and Together for AMIA of irregularities in the process…

  • Argentine president to ask Obama to declassify AMIA attack info

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Argentine President Mauricio Macri of Argentina will ask President Barack Obama to declassify information held by U.S. agencies about the 1994 terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires following a request from a victim’s father. Macri will make the request during Obama’s visit to Argentina from Tuesday to Thursday, following his…

  • Read Donald Trump’s speech to AIPAC

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Monday morning. Here is a full transcript of his remarks. TRUMP: Good evening. Thank you very much. I speak to you today as a lifelong supporter and true friend of Israel. (CHEERS, APPLAUSE) I am a newcomer to politics, but not to backing the…

  • Read Hillary Clinton’s speech to AIPAC

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Monday morning. Here is a full transcript of her remarks. CLINTON: Thank you so much. (APPLAUSE) It is wonderful to be here and see so many friends. I’ve spoken at a lot of AIPAC conferences in the past, but this has to…

  • Argentine president, addressing Jewish group, vows progress on AMIA probe

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Argentine President Mauricio Macri promised to “make headway” in investigating the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center in an address to Jewish leaders in the capital city. Macri addressed the opening gala Tuesday night of the Plenary Assembly of the World Jewish Congress, which is being held this week for…

  • Argentine judge denies request to reopen Nisman complaint against ex-president  

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – A federal judge in Argentina rejected a request to reopen an investigation into allegations by the late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman that former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her government covered up Iran’s role in the bombing of a Jewish center. Federal Judge Daniel Rafecas ruled late last…

  • Jewish man’s murder spurs warning of Islamist terrorism arriving in Latin America

    (JTA) — The murder of a Jewish businessman in Uruguay marks the arrival of Islamist terrorism from the Middle East to Latin America, a Jewish group said. “The murderer’s cry of ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great) points to the transplantation of Islamist terrorism from the Middle East to Latin America,” Shimon Samuels, the director of international relations for the…

  • 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…