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  • Argentine Jews skeptical about bombing trial

    The speeches at the annual commemoration of a still-unsolved bombing of Buenos Aires’ major Jewish community center were familiar. But Wednesday’s ceremony for the 1994 car bombing, which killed 85 people and left hundreds wounded, took place amid news t

  • Argentine Jews skeptical about bombing trial

    The speeches at the annual commemoration of a still-unsolved bombing of Buenos Aires’ major Jewish community center were familiar. But Wednesday’s ceremony for the 1994 car bombing, which killed 85 people and left hundreds wounded, took place amid news t

  • Argentina’s Holocaust events poorly attended

    BUENOS AIRES, April 22 (JTA) — Following the lead of President Fernando de la Rua, Argentina has begun commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day with a host of events in schools, religious institutions and an art gallery. But some are complaining that last week’s events did not reach those who most need to learn about the Nazi-led…

  • Victim’ of AMIA blast found alive in Paraguay

    BUENOS AIRES, April 22 (JTA) — Is it a case of mistaken identity, or a carefully planned fraud? The question surfaced after a spokesperson for the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires claimed last week that a presumed victim of the 1994 bombing of the center is alive and well, working as a baker…

  • Remembering the Buenos Aires embassy blast

    BUENOS AIRES, March 18 (JTA) — As Argentina’s Jews mark the ninth anniversary of a deadly car bombing of the Israeli Embassy here, the community still lives with the frustration that those responsible for the attack have gone unpunished. The March 17, 1992, bombing killed 29 and wounded more than 200, but Argentina’s inquiry into…

  • Argentine Jews protest ‘messianic’ event

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 24 (JTA) — The three-day celebration in one of Buenos Aires’ most popular parks last weekend was touted as an international festival of Jewish music and dance. But, as Argentine Jewish leaders made perfectly clear, the event, attended by 30,000 people, was actually sponsored by “messianic Jews” who want to persuade Jews…

  • 6th anniversary of Buenos Aires bombing

    BUENOS AIRES, July 19 (JTA) — For the first time, a president of Argentina has attended ceremonies marking the anniversary of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center here. The presence of President Fernando de la Rua — who joined the thousands of people clogging the streets near the AMIA center Tuesday to commemorate…

  • Argentine president asks for forgiveness

    WASHINGTON, June 15 (JTA) — Argentine President Fernando de la Rua this week reiterated his plea of forgiveness in the name of his country for harboring Nazi criminals after War World II. On his first official visit to the United States since taking office last December, de la Rua asked for forgiveness during a meeting…

  • Argentina’s president honors survivors

    BUENOS AIRES, May 25 (JTA) — For 24 Holocaust survivors, their meeting with Argentine President Fernando de la Rua was a unique moment. “It gave me life. It made me feel real, authentic,” said Hanka Waserman, a survivor from Poland who has lived in Argentina for half a century. “I could never have imagined a…

  • Remembering the Buenos Aires embassy blast

    BUENOS AIRES, March 19 (JTA) — Eight years after a terrorist bomb destroyed the Israeli Embassy here, Argentine officials are again vowing to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice. “This is an open wound for all Argentines,” Argentine President Fernando de la Rua said at a ceremony last Friday that marked the anniversary…