Two people were arrested Friday in the Argentine province of Tucumán when they were reportedly planning to commit an undetermined attack against the local Jewish community, hours before the beginning of the Shabbat day of rest, the local La Gaceta newspaper reported.
Argentina removed its ambassador to Haiti from his post over a tweet that angered Jewish groups earlier this month. On Argentina’s Army Day, 29 May, Day, Pedro Von Eyken tweeted: “Today is the Day of the Argentine Army, that of General José de San Martín and many others who gave it glory and honor.
Federal Police Thursday arrested in Buenos Aires two brothers suspected to belong to a local Hezbollah cell. A sizeable number of guns with focus on sniper capabilities and proper ammunition were found at the home of one of them in the Floresta neighbourhood.
Around 75 artifacts believed to have belonged to high-ranking nazi officers, which were stashed in a private collector's home in Beccar, a suburb of Buenos Aires, were found by Argentine police. The discovery is regarded to be further proof of the presence of Nazis in South America after World War II.
Argentina's Jewish community sent a strong letter to foreign minister Susana Malcorra rejecting and condemning the administration of president Mauricio Macri for having supported a controversial Unesco resolution under the heading of “Occupied Palestine”.
Argentina's Cabinet Chief Anibal Fernández hoped the AMIA cover-up trial that began on Thursday in Buenos Aires enables to find a “hint on the local connection” that paved the way for Argentina’s worst terrorist attack to take place 21 years ago.
Argentine foreign minister Héctor Timerman submitted on Tuesday his “indeclinable” resignation as an affiliate of AMIA, the Argentine Israel organization that is at the center of an ongoing controversy since 1994, when it suffered Argentina's worst terrorist attack with the loss of 85 lives and over 300 injured in downtown Buenos Aires.
Top Argentine Jewish association, DAIA, on Monday denied that there was any relationship linking the Argentine Jewish community with deceased prosecutor Alberto Nisman and hedge funds involved in a U.S. court case in response to accusations made on the weekend by President Cristina Fernandez.
The head of Argentina's DAIA Jewish community organization Julio Schlosser has said Federal Judge Daniel Rafecas decision to dismiss the AMIA cover-up charges against President Cristina Fernandez and other officials deserve “the greatest respect”.
The prosecutor in charge of the investigation of Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death, Viviana Fein, finally announced that she will not be leaving on two-weeks holiday on February 18 as she had confirmed on Tuesday.