Argentina

Billionaire family's oil stake is nationalised

By Jonathan Gilbert, May 3, 2012

A billionaire Jewish family in Argentina is in crisis after the country's biggest oil company was nationalised by the government yesterday.

The Eskenazi family owned 25 per cent of YPF, whose majority stakeholder was Repsol, the Spanish energy giant, before the Argentine Congress passed a bill confirming the expropriation of 51 per cent of its shares on Thursday.

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How five Argentinian rabbis helped Jewish soldiers during the war

By Jonathan Gilbert, May 3, 2012

Five rabbis travelled to Patagonia to support Jewish soldiers who suffered antisemitic attacks while fighting for Argentina during the Falklands War, it has been revealed.

Thirty years ago this week, British forces launched Operation Black Buck, in a bid to recoup the Falklands after Argentina had invaded on April 2.

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Israel sold Argentina arms in 1982 during Falklands

By Nathan Gilbert, May 3, 2012

As Argentina and Britain commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War, Argentine pilots have spoken for the first time of a secret mission that took them to Israel to seek out weapons during the conflict.

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Hero Brit who saved Argentinian Jew during Falklands

By Marcus Dysch, May 3, 2012

Many of the Falklands War's acts of heroism have entered armed forces folklore, but a newly-revealed story may be one of the most remarkable of them all.

The five-day Battle of San Carlos, 30 years ago this month, saw British forces create a beachhead and land troops on the Falklands as the fight to reclaim the islands began.

Amid the fighting, a Jewish Argentinian soldier found himself pinn

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'Israel funded Argentina in Falklands war'

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 28, 2011

A new book claims the late Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin supported emergency arms shipments to the Argentine military at the height of the Falklands War.

It is claimed that Mr Begin's supposed hatred of the British from his days fighting the pre-independence mandate led to the move.

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