Kirchner 'not guilty' of manipulating bomb probe

By Jonathan Gilbert, March 5, 2015

Argentina's president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was boosted last week when a judge dismissed criminal allegations that she conspired to shield Iranian officials from responsibility over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires.

The judge, Daniel Rafecas, said in his ruling that there was no evidence whatsoever that pointed to Mrs Kirchner.


Second prosecutor revives Amia case against Kirchner

By Jonathan Gilbert, February 19, 2015

Tensions are growing in Argentina between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and parts of the judiciary as the fallout from the eerie death of a state prosecutor continues to grip the nation.

The prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, was found dead with gunshot wounds last month in his flat.


'Suicide' lawyer buried next to Amia dead

By Adam Feinstein, February 5, 2015

Tensions are high between Argentina's Jewish community and the government since prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead on January 18.

Last week, Mr Nisman, who had been investigating the 1994 bombing of the Amia Jewish centre, was laid to rest in the same section of La Tablada - the main Jewish cemetery in Buenos Aires - where many of the 85 killed in the Amia attack are also buried.


Argentina's moment of truth

By Rob Davies, January 29, 2015

The suspicious death of Alberto Nisman, who claimed Argentina tried to cover up Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of a cultural centre, continues to drive a wedge between Latin America's largest Jewish community and its government.

This week, the Jewish community of Buenos Aires boycotted a state ceremony to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, amid mounting mistrust over the Arg


Rage lives on 20 years after horror of Amia

By Adam Feinstein, July 17, 2014

Feelings have been running high ahead of the July 18 anniversary of the 1994 bombing of the Amia Jewish centre in Buenos Aires which killed 85 people and wounded more than 300.


Argentina shifts away from Tehran and towards Israel

By Isabel de Bertodano , February 28, 2014

The Argentinian government has suspended dialogue with Iran, heralding a shift in policy that coincides with improved relations with Israel.


Ex-envoy says Israel killed all Amia culprits

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 9, 2014

A former Israeli ambassador sparked a diplomatic row with Argentina and may have inadvertently admitted Israel’s responsibility for a Mossad hit in an interview last Friday.


Argentinians split over Iran deal to bring terrorists to justice

By Daniel Easterman, November 14, 2013

Argentina's Attorney General has attacked a deal between Argentina and Iran to investigate the bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires which cost the lives of 85 people and left 300 seriously injured.


Rabbi wins congress seat in Argentinian election

By Jonathan Gilbert, October 31, 2013

A rabbi in Argentina has won a seat in the country’s national parliament after storming to victory in legislative elections.

Sergio Bergman is the first rabbi in the history of the Southern Cone nation to be elected to Congress. He will represent voters in the lower house.

Rabbi Bergman, 51, is a prominent reform rabbi who dons a large, multi-coloured kippah in political appearances.


Rabbi poised to reshape politics in Argentina

By Jonathan Gilbert, September 1, 2013

A prominent rabbi is set to win a seat in Argentina’s congress after storming to victory in primary elections.

Sergio Bergman would be the first rabbi in the history of the South American country to represent voters in national parliament.