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Argentine Jewish institutions divided over strategy to help find culprits of several crimes against the community

Saturday, February 2nd 2019 - 08:49 UTC
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The Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA), represents Jewish communities on a political level The Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA), represents Jewish communities on a political level
At the heart of the difference is “pursuing a judicial case” against Cristina Fernández over her government's negotiations and MoU with Teheran At the heart of the difference is “pursuing a judicial case” against Cristina Fernández over her government's negotiations and MoU with Teheran

Two of Argentina's leading Jewish entities, the AMIA and the DAIA, this week made public their its difference over a role as a plaintiff in a criminal complaint against former president-cum-senator Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, involving a controversial Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2013 with the regime of Iran.

The Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA), which represents Jewish communities on a political level, called on the Delegación de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas (DAIA), which promotes Jewish culture in Argentina, from “pursuing a judicial case” against Cristina Fernández over her government's negotiations and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Teheran.

”We believe that maintaining the complaint is harmful for the community in general and particularly affects the AMIA in its specific work. It is worth noting the firm opposition of the AMIA which ensured the agreement of our country (Argentina) with the enemy of Israel never came to fruition”, the AMIA board wrote, in a letter addressed to DAIA president Jorge Knoblovits. The letter was made public.

The AMIA, whose headquarters was bombed in 1994, (killing dozens and injuring hundreds) specified that ”by desisting with the complaint against the Senator and former president Cristina Fernández, on top of correcting a grave mistake of the previous (Argentine) government, the DAIA will start to distance itself from a case that is at the heart of the famous divide that affects the majority of Argentines, a division that does not represent us“, in reference to Argentina's political and social polarization.

Cristina Fernández is accused of pursuing an MoU with Iran in order to secure favorable trade conditions with the Middle Eastern country in exchange for impunity for several high-ranking Iranian officials who are excused of their participating in the July 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires. The 1994 attack as well as the bombing of the Israeli embassy in 1992 and the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman in January 2015 remain unsolved.

The AMIA's board decided on its position during a meeting on January 15, which - as it explains in its open letter -resulted from ”after an exchange of ideas which emphasized, unanimously, different aspects of [the DAIA's] institutional strategy” that the AMIA contests.

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  • Chicureo

    DemonTree

    Arguably, the greatest historical naval doctrine was British and without doubt the greatest military organization was Prussian. Things have changed, but traditions strongly continue in Latin America.

    Your new redesigned “No. 4 dress” naval uniform looks “metrosexual” to me, but that's the idea I guess...

    Most Nazis ended up in Argentina and Brazil. Juan Perón was a enormous admirer of Hitler's and Mussolini's Fascism. Germany. He served as a military observer in those countries prior to WWII. You need to remember however Latin America became a haven for the diaspora of Jews fleeing Europe when the USA actually refused many of them entry.

    Estimado THINK

    Yes, and I have...

    With respect, it was terrible how the late Hector Timerman was first denied an earlier visit for his cancer treatment. I have always had great respect for his father.

    By the way, have you read the book “Quién mató a Nisman?” by Pablo Duggan? I haven't, but am somewhat curious if it's completely factual.

    Feb 03rd, 2019 - 03:17 pm 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Not surprisingly, MP gets mislead by the noise of main Argentine media outlets.

    The point in the above story is “AMIA requests the DAIA to drop its Iran MOU complaint against Cristina Kirchner.”

    The AMIA decision follows on the heels of Alberto Nisman former wife's withdrawal from a judicial case seeking to establish that the former prosecutor had been murdered.

    Both the AMIA and Nisman's former wife Sandra Arroyo Salgado, who is a federal judge, know well the two legal actions have been concocted for political purposes and media impact -- but are devoid of evidence that will be required when both oral trials begin.

    The above story contains some of the bogus claims used against the former Argentine president and debunked long ago such as:

    “Cristina Fernández is accused of pursuing an MoU with Iran in order to secure favorable trade conditions with the Middle Eastern country in exchange for impunity for several high-ranking Iranian officials who are excused of their participating in the July 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires.”

    The “favourable trade conditions,” would have allowed Argentina selling crops to Iran in exchange for oil. It was soon demonstrated that Iranian oil's high sulfur content cannot be processed by Argentine's existing refineries.

    The alleged “impunity for several high-ranking Iranian officials” would have Argentina asking for the removal of Interpol “red alerts” on said officials. This claim was debunked just a few days after Nisman made public his famous “denunciation” by none other than former Interpol chief Roland Noble, in charge at the time the MOU was negotiated.

    These and other facts can be found in the book “Quién mató a Nisman?” by Pablo Duggan.

    https://www.bajalibros.com/CA/Quien-mato-a-Nisman-Pablo-Duggan-eBook-165200

    Feb 03rd, 2019 - 01:31 am -3
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