The United States and Argentina convened this week a two-day regional summit in Buenos Aires to address the Hezbollah threat in the Western Hemisphere. The summit on Tuesday and Wednesday was held a month ahead of the 25th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the AMIA Jewish centre in the Argentine capital.Add your comment!
Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Friday in Rio de Janeiro and sealed an alliance between the two countries, although moving the embasy to Jerusalem was reportedly not on the table. Bolsonaro presented Netanyahu with the highest national decoration for visitors in Brazil, granted in the past to former US President Dwight Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth.
A terror plot against Jewish targets was thwarted when the Mossad intelligence service passed information to Argentine security officials which led to the arrest of suspected members of the Hezbollah terrorist group, Hadashot TV reported Monday.
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.
Brazilian police on Friday arrested a Lebanese citizen on suspicions of raising funds for Lebanon-based Shiite military group Hezbollah, which the United States considers a terrorist group.
An Argentine court on Wednesday asked six former presidents to testify in the investigation into the 1995 death of the son of ex-president Carlos Menem. The court requested the testimony of Fernando de la Rúa, Ramón Puerta, Adolfo Rodríguez Saá, Eduardo Camaño, Eduardo Duhalde and Cristina Fernández. All followed Menem as presidents after his 1989-1999 rule.
Argentina's Supreme Court of Justice issued on Thursday an international arrest warrant against Hussein Mohamad Ibrahim Suleiman, who is being investigated for his involvement in the 1992 attack against the Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires, which killed 29 people and injured more than 200.
Israeli newspaper Haaretz has published an article questioning the criminal accusation filed by late AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman against Argentine President Cristina Fernández and Foreign minister Hector Timerman, while asserting that the official's handling of the case was far from exemplary.
The ex-wife of late special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found fatally shot in his Buenos Aires apartment on Jan. 18, hours before he was supposed to brief Argentina's Congress about his accusations against President Cristina Fernandez, said Thursday that an independent forensic report shows that he was murdered.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Thursday morning took to social media once again to express her thoughts on the death of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman making reference to “the suicide which -I am sure- was not a suicide.”