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Cristina Fernandez under fire from Zion organization for comments on “oranges from Israel”

Thursday, September 5th 2019 - 09:55 UTC
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”With Macri we ended up consuming oranges from Israel, apples from Chile, wines from I don’t know where”, said Cristina Fernandez ”With Macri we ended up consuming oranges from Israel, apples from Chile, wines from I don’t know where”, said Cristina Fernandez
Argentine Zionist Organization stated the “paradox” that Kirchner used the example of Israeli oranges, while being a “promoter of the cover-up MoU with Iran” Argentine Zionist Organization stated the “paradox” that Kirchner used the example of Israeli oranges, while being a “promoter of the cover-up MoU with Iran”
The group was potentially referring to charges brought against Kirchner in 2015, by what prosecutor Alberto Nisman called, “parallel communication channel” with Iran The group was potentially referring to charges brought against Kirchner in 2015, by what prosecutor Alberto Nisman called, “parallel communication channel” with Iran

Former president of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has come under fire from Argentina’s Jewish community after referring to fruit imports from Israel.

 Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who served as president of Argentina from 2007 to 2015 and is now running for the vice presidency, has been harshly criticized by the Argentine Zionist Organization for using the example of Israeli oranges to attack the free trade economic policies of incumbent President Mauricio Macri.

“Macri allowed the free import of anything you can think of”, Kirchner’s original statement read. “With Macri we ended up consuming oranges from Israel, apples from Chile, wines from I don’t know where”, also noting that Macri had “agreed to everything that the economic sectors demanded”.

The message from the Argentine Zionist Organization, initially published by the Jewish broadcaster Radio Jai on their Facebook page on 1 September, stated that it was a “paradox” that Kirchner used the example of Israeli oranges, while being a “promoter of the cover-up Memorandum with Iran”.

The group was potentially referring to charges brought against Kirchner in 2015, when the former president established a, what prosecutor Alberto Nisman called, “parallel communication channel” with Iran during the 2013 investigation of the alleged involvement of senior Iranian officials in the bombing of the AMIA Jewish Centre in 1994.

The statement from the Argentine Zionist Organization also contended that while Israel had indeed subsisted mostly on the production of oranges until the 1970s, it has managed to industrialize its agriculture and end economic stagnation, having reached US$ 40,000 in GDP per capita by 2018.

The group also urged Kirchner not to present skewed statistics to the public, “as if buying Israeli oranges were the root of all the ills of our country” and advised the former president to follow Israel’s example in modernizing Argentina’s economy.

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who is currently a candidate for vice-president in the 2019 presidential election, has not commented on the statement.

The AMIA bombing was an attack on the Jewish Centre building in Buenos Aires that claimed the lives of 85 people. In 2018, Kirchner was indicted for hiding the involvement of Iranian officials in the attack.

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  • imoyaro

    I love it when you get caught lying...again. Even the Guardian itself says it was murder. Like Stanislavski always said, “What's my motivation?”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/06/argentinian-lawyer-alberto-nisman-was-murdered-police-report-finds

    When Nisman was assassinated, Kamerad/Komrade Rique and Gauchito Drink, the room chantapufis, were yucking it up and saying he committed suicide. When I finally have the pleasure of reading the murderous, racist, genocidal, antisemitic, and perverted Kamerad/Komrade Rique's obituary over a nice bottle of Chilean Carménère, I'll be posting in here that he committed suicide... ;)

    RIQUE! PAYASO! VOS SOS EL MENTIROSO!

    Sep 07th, 2019 - 02:23 am +3
  • golfcronie

    She looks like that trout I once caught in the Rio Limay in Patagonia

    Sep 05th, 2019 - 07:13 am +2
  • imoyaro

    “ In 2018, Kirchner was indicted for hiding the involvement of Iranian officials in the attack.”

    She had the prosecutor assassinated when he tried to indict her in 2015 when she was still president...

    Sep 06th, 2019 - 05:59 pm +2
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