AMIA bombing

Decades After The Amia Bombing, Still Searching For Justice

04/04/2016 - 12:12

For the third time in the past five years I found myself back this week in Buenos Aires, on business for the Rabbinical Assembly. I came to spend time with my colleagues in the Latin American region of the Rabbinical Assembly, a connection that was created during my presidency of the RA, and also to work with the leadership of the Seminario Rabbinico Latino Americano, the Jewish Theological Seminary's sister seminary in Argentina. The Seminario was founded by the late, great Rabbi Marshal Meyer, groundbreaking rabbi and champion of human rights and social justice in Argentina during the worst years of the Junta. Almost all of my Latin American colleagues studied for the rabbinate at the Seminario.

Courtesy Gerald C. Skolnik

Argentine President’s Full-Page Ad Discredits Nisman’s Complaint

03/04/2015 - 19:00

Buenos Aires — Argentina’s president published an advertisement in eight major newspapers discrediting AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s allegations against the government.

What Lies Beneath

Damián Szifron’s Oscar-nominated ‘Wild Tales’ exposes dangers lurking in modern-day Buenos Aires.

02/16/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

A Jewish filmmaker working in Buenos Aires can be forgiven if he is a bit paranoid. Given ongoing events in Argentina, culminating in the ongoing investigation of the death of Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor in the AMIA bombing case, you would have to be insane not to be suspicious.

In a scene from “Wild Tales,” Erica Rivas realizes that her husband is not what she imagined. Sony Pictures Classics

Nisman Had Planned To Seek Argentina President’s Arrest Over AMIA bombing

02/03/2015 - 19:00

 Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman considered asking for the arrest of the country’s president according to a draft warrant found at his apartment.

Prosecutor: Only Nisman DNA Found At Scene Of His Death

02/01/2015 - 19:00

Buenos Aires, Argentina — Only the DNA of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found at the site of his shooting death.

Nisman Colleague Explains Lending Gun To Slain Prosecutor

01/28/2015 - 19:00

Buenos Aires, Argentina (JTA) — An employee in the Buenos Aires prosecutor’s office who has been charged for lending a pistol to Alberto Nisman said the slain prosecutor asked him for a gun.

Iran Willing To Cooperate In '94 Argentina Bombing Probe

07/16/2011 - 20:00

Iran said it will cooperate with Argentina's investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, while denying responisbility for the blast.

The Islamic Republic announced its willingness to cooperate in a statement issued by the foreign ministry on July 16, which condemned the attack and offered condolences to the families of the 85 people killed in the attack. Some 300 people were also injured.

Indictments Handed Down in AMIA Bombing Cover-Up

05/15/2011 - 20:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) -- A former Jewish leader was among those indicted in Argentina for bribery during the original investigation of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

Ruben Ezra Beraja, who once headed the DAIA Jewish umbrella organization, was among those charged May 12 by Federal Judge Ariel Lijo as he closed the first part of his investigation into reported irregularities that took place during the probe.

The attack killed 85 people and wounded hundreds.

Israel May Cancel Argentinian Official’s Visit Over Iran Deal

03/27/2011 - 20:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel may cancel a visit by Argentina's foreign minister after a report that the South American country told Iran it would stop investigating two bombings of Jewish targets in exchange for better trade relations.

Argentinian Foreign Minister Hector Timerman is scheduled to visit Israel next week. Israeli Foreign Ministry officials are waiting for a response from their Argentinian counterparts on the veracity of a report in a weekly Argentinian newspaper before deciding how to handle the visit, according to Israeli news reports.

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