Argentina

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Football star’s campaign for murdered journalist

By Jonathan Gilbert, May 23, 2013

A sporting legend is demanding the resignation of Brazil’s football chief for inciting the murder of a Jewish journalist.

Romario, who scored 1,000 goals in a celebrated international career, has accused Jose Maria Marin, the president of the CBF, Brazilian football’s governing body, over the death of former BBC reporter Vladimir Herzog in 1975.

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Appeal over Argentina-Iran deal

By Adam Feinstein, March 7, 2013

Argentina’s main Jewish organisations have announced that they are launching a legal appeal in the Supreme Court against the government’s controversial “memorandum of understanding” with Iran aimed at investigating the 1994 bombing of the Amia Jewish centre in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 people.

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Amia bomb probe will be a ‘farce’

By Adam Feinstein, January 31, 2013

The Jewish world has condemned an agreement signed by Argentina and Iran in Addis Ababa this week which will establish a “truth commission” to probe the bombing of the Amia Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994. That attack left 85 dead and more than 300 wounded.

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Did Iran bomb Amia? The evidence is clear

By Matthew Levitt, December 14, 2012

Iranian and Argentine diplomats recently concluded a first round of negotiations over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires.

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Iran denies Buenos Aires bomb plant in high-level talks

By Adam Feinstein, November 1, 2012

Argentina’s Jewish leadership has reacted angrily to Tehran’s renewed denial of any involvement in the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association (Amia) building in Buenos Aires.

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