Tag Archive for Argentina

Contestant challenges question, says Jerusalem is capital of Israel, not Tel Aviv

On-air controversy erupts on an Argentine TV game show when contestants are asked, “Tel Aviv is the capital of what country?”
• A contestant challenged the question, saying ‘Israel is probably what I should say, but that is not the correct answer.

By Shlomi Diaz

 

The popular Argentine game show “La Tribuna de Guido” outraged the local Jewish community last week when contestants on Friday’s show were asked, “Tel Aviv is the capital of which country?”

The program, which airs on the local Canal 13 station, pits contestants against each other with trivia questions, with the goal of winning a car. Continue Reading »

Former president of Argentina claims Hezbollah assassinated his son in 3rd act of Argentine terrorism

 

Argentine Media reports say 2 previous bombings, and the death of former Argentine president’s son, were in response to Menem’s decision to strengthen Argentina’s relations with the United States & Israel.

By JTA

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Former Argentine President Carlos Menem told a federal judge that his son was killed in a terrorist attack by Hezbollah in 1995.

Former Argentine President Carlos Menem. – Photo: REUTERS

Menem, 85, said Friday that it was the third attack on Argentina following the bombings in Buenos Aires of the Israeli Embassy in 1992 and the AMIA Jewish center in 1994.

“During my mandate as president of the nation there were three attacks. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu applauds Argentina’s new gov’t decision to ignore previous Iran deal

 

Israel’s PM thinks the new Argentinian government’s decision not to abide by deal made on Iran’s behalf may improve Israel’s relations with Argentina, as well as all of South America.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu welcomed at his weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday Argentina’s decision not to appeal a court’s ruling to strike down a deal with Iran over investigating the 1994 deadly bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center.

Netanyahu addresses Masa Israel participants – Amos Ben Gershom/GPO

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu welcomed at his weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday Argentina’s decision not to appeal a court’s ruling to strike down a deal with Iran over investigating the 1994 deadly bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center.
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Four Argentines charged in attack on Israelis in Patagonia hostel

The Israeli tourists were terrorized and injured in  protracted anti-Semitic attack at their hostel in Argentina.

By JTA

 

A federal judge in Argentina charged four people under an anti-discrimination law for a January attack on Israeli tourists.

Travelers walk along a trail in Argentina’s Patagonia region. – Photo: REUTERS

Guido Otranto accused four people on March 17 in connection with the attack that he said was motivated by “hatred against a religion and against one nationality.” Otranto fined each of the four approximately $5,700 and required they report to the court monthly until their trial. The judge also imposed restraining orders to protect the hostel where the Israelis were staying when they were attacked. Continue Reading »

Argentina Asks U.S. to Include Jewish Center Bombing in Iran Nuclear Talks

Argentine Foreign Minister asked his American counterpart John Kerry, to include the 1994 terror attack on AMIA Jewish center in its Iran nuclear program negotiations.

By Reuters

 

Argentina wants the United States to help it get to the bottom of a deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish center at the heart of a current political scandal by including the crime in the US nuclear talks with Iran, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.

1994 bombing of AMIA Jewish community center – Photo: AFP

Argentine courts have accused a group of Iranians of planning the attack on the AMIA Jewish community center that killed 85 people.

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Did Argentine President Murder State Prosecutor Nisman to Hide Lucrative Oil Deal With Iran?

State Prosecutor Alberto Nisman had drafted arrest warrants for Argentina’s President & FM before his death, fueling additional speculation of murder from the highest office.

By Ari Soffer

 

Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman had drafted arrest warrants for Argentina’s president and foreign minister before he died under suspicious circumstances, it was revealed Tuesday.

Murdered Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman (ז”ל)- Photo: Reuters

In a 26-page document – found in the trash at his apartment and revealed by Argentina’s Clarin newspaper – Nisman had written a request for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Foreign Minister Hector Timerman to be arrested on charges of covering up Iran’s involvement in the deadly 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in exchange for lucrative oil deals.
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Argentine President’s Latest Letter: Prosecutor did not commit suicide

In President Cristina Kirchner latest letter, she professes no doubt that Nisman’s death was not a suicide, contrary to her previous claims but goes on to say the Prosecutor’s report was riddled with inaccurate information.

By Ynet

 

In a strange turn of events, the president of Argentina says the death of prosecutor who tried to pin her with covering up Iran’s role in the deadly bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1994 was not a suicide, saying she had no doubt there was foul play.

President Cristina Kirchner. – Photo: Getty Image

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner took to Twitter to voice her opinion on the death of Alberto Nisman, which many have said she might have played a role in. Continue Reading »

10 Israeli tourists terrorized & injured in protracted anti-Semitic attack in Argentina

 

In a long, drawn-out attack lasting hours, that took place at a hostel that seeks Israeli tourists, the local residents shot guns and threw fire-bombs with impunity.

Argentine Prosecutor Who Warned President Over ‘Whitewash’ of Iranian Terrorism Found Dead

State prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who accused Argentine President of trying to hide Iran’s role in 1994 antisemitic terrorist attack, was found dead on day he was due to testify before congressional panel.

Reuters, Associated Press

 

The Argentine prosecutor who had accused President Cristina Fernandez of burying an Iranian role in the 1994 bombing at the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has been found dead in his apartment, local media reported on Monday.

Argentine State Prosecutor, Alberto Nisman. – Photo: Reuters

Alberto Nisman, 51, the state prosecutor investigating the 1994 attack that killed 85 people – Argentina’s worst ever bombing – said last Wednesday that Fernandez had opened a secret back channel to a group of Iranians suspected of planting the bomb.

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Lawsuit charging Israeli leaders of genocide to be filed in Argentina court

Argentine lawyer charges Israeli gov’t & military leaders in heinous crimes.

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine lawyer said he will file a lawsuit in federal court in Buenos Aires accusing Israel of crimes against humanity and genocide.

Smoke, dust and debris rise over Gaza City after an Israeli strike on August 8, 2014

Smoke, dust and debris rise over Gaza City after an Israeli strike on August 8, 2014, during the 50-day Israel-Gaza war. – Photo: AP

Carlos Slepoy told Pagina/12, a Buenos Aires newspaper, in an interview published Tuesday that the suit will be filed in the coming days in response to Israel’s 50-day operation in Gaza this summer. The suit is in conjunction with the American Association of Jurists.

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10 Israeli backpackers injured as bus overturns in Argentina

 

10 Israeli backpacking tourists were injured in a road accident on Seven Lakes Route with one suffering a severe head injury. All were taken to local hospitals.

By Itay Blumenthal

 

A bus carrying Israeli backpackers overturned Thursday morning in the area of the Seven Lakes Route in Argentina. One of the Israelis suffered a severe head injury, and the nine others were in light condition.

Overturned bus in Argentina

Overturned bus in Argentina – Screenshot

The Foreign Ministry has been notified and representatives of the Israeli consulate in Buenos Aires were expected to arrive to the area within the next few hours to visit the hospitalized Israelis and check on their condition. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem denies ex-envoy’s claim Israel killed most of the AMIA bombers

 

Former Israeli envoy to Argentina had claimed Israel killed most of those responsible for the terrorist attack on the bombing in 1994 at Jewish cultural center in Argentina.

By Reuters

 

 

Israel is denying a claim by its former ambassador to Argentina that Israelis killed most of those responsible for the South American county’s worst terrorist attack.

Mourners attend a ten year anniversary ceremony of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

Mourners attend a ten year anniversary ceremony of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Argentina.- Photo: AP

Itzhak Aviran said “the great majority of the guilty ones are already in the other world, and it was we who did this.” He also said that Iranians “were the main ones responsible” for the 1994 Jewish cultural center bombing that killed 85 people. Continue Reading »

Sergio Bergman is Argentina’s history-making Rabbi-lawmaker

“If the society knows us better, the level of anti-Semitism will become lower…If I am attacked for being a rabbi, the first to come out to defend me are the non-Jews.” – Rabbi Sergio Bergman

Sergio Bergman, shown in Jerusalem in May 2013, will be the first rabbi serving to serve in Argentina's parliament when he takes office in December.

Sergio Bergman, shown in Jerusalem in May 2013, will be the first rabbi serving to serve in Argentina’s parliament when he takes office in December.

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Argentinian prosecutor alleges Tehran assembled South American terrorist network

The prosecutor said Iran organized a 1982 seminar in Tehran that was attended by 380 religious men from 70 countries. The meeting was a turning point in the regime’s method of exporting the revolution, which included the use of violence & terrorism.

By JTA

 

 

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Argentinian prosecutor in the AMIA Jewish center bombing case accused Iran of  building clandestine intelligence stations in South American countries from which to launch terror attacks.

Remains of the AMIA after the 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Photo:  Wikipedia commons

Remains of the AMIA after the 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina – Photo: Wikipedia commons

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s office made the accusations in a 502-page indictment released Wednesday that blames Iranian officials for the July 18, 1994 attack on the AMIA center, which killed 85 and injured hundreds.

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Hundreds protest the Iran-Argentina pact

Philosopher, poet & Argentinian writer Santiago Kovadloff mocked his gov’t for the int’l criticism the pact has drawn.  “But our gov’t is not alone,” he said. “Our gov’t is with Iran!”

By JTA

 

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Some 300 people attended a protest rally against Argentine-Iranian cooperation in investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

Suicide bomberAmong the protestors on Feb. 14 in the Argentine capital were relatives of the survivors of the bombing of the AMIA center. Israeli and Argentinean justice authorities blame Iran for the attack.

“We ask Argentine society’s forgiveness for wasting a great privilege that democracy gave us,” Sergio Bergman, a lawmaker and Reform rabbi, said in a speech at the rally. Continue Reading »