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  • Jewish Groups Pleased but Wary After Argentina Says It Flubbed Amia Probe

    It’s about time, but the struggle is far from over. That’s how Memoria Activa founder Adriana Reisfeld summed up the Argentine government’s long-awaited admission of guilt last Friday during a hearing at the Organization of American States in Washington. At the hearing, which was closed to the media, representatives of Argentine President Nestor Kirchner presented… More ▸

  • Uruguay Inaugurates a New President Who Names Jews to Government Posts

    When Dr. Tabare Ramon Vazquez was sworn in this week as the first leftist president in Uruguayan history, the country’s 23,000-strong Jewish minority pondered the age-old question: Is this good for the Jews? The short answer, according to community leaders interviewed by phone from Sao Paulo, is yes. They say Uruguay’s Jewish community has nothing… More ▸

  • About to Acknowledge Cover-up, Argentina Begins New Probe of Blast

    From their seventh-floor perch in downtown Buenos Aires, prosecutors Alberto Nisman and Marcelo Martinez Burgos have a sweeping view of this city’s most important public square, the bustling Plaza de Mayo. But the two men have had no time to enjoy the panorama. As chief prosecutors investigating the 1994 bombing of the AMIA headquarters only… More ▸

  • Leading Argentine Jewish Group Honors Local Jewish Agency Office

    The local office of the Jewish Agency for Israel has received an award from the central institution of Argentine Jewry, but it’s not resting on its laurels. The annual AMIA award, given last Dec. 21, was received primarily as a challenge: The Jewish Agency knows it has much work to do in Argentina to combat… More ▸

  • Around the Jewish World Rash of Anti-semitic Incidents Leaves Argentine Jews Rattled

    Argentine Jewish leaders are wondering whether a string of recent anti-Semitic incidents indicates a growing trend of Jew-hatred. Abraham Kaul, president of the AMIA central Jewish institution, couldn’t hide his concern Tuesday at a meeting with Jewish media. At dawn on Sunday, swastikas and a picture of Hitler were found at the Jewish cemetery of… More ▸