The head of Argentina’s main Jewish group said an assault Monday on the country’s chief rabbi was motivated by anti-Semitism. Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich was beaten and seriously injured by assailants who broke into his home while he and his wife were there, taking money and personal effects.
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt sends warm wishes to the Jewish community as they prepare to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
Thomas Saieg, the vice president of the Argentine AMIA Jewish community centre, the target of a terrorist attack which left 85 people killed back on 18 July 1994, demanded on Friday “a new trial as soon as possible to know what happened.”
Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman has confirmed that he will meet Iranian counterpart Javadi Zarif, in a talk designed to throw light on the current status of the AMIA agreement. The meeting coincides with the announcement that the six major powers and Iran have agreed to meet in Geneva next month for further talks on resolving the standoff with Tehran on its nuclear program.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández announced she would send to Congress the recent agreement reached between Argentina and Iran in order to investigate the AMIA bombing in 1994, and assured that “the Argentine Justice will not be obstructed.”
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced at Government House in Buenos Aires that new negotiations between diplomatic representatives of Argentina and Iran over the investigation into the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack, will take place before the end of November.
During the ceremony commemorating the 18th anniversary of the bombing at the AMIA Argentine Jewish centre in Buenos Aires, the entity’s president Guillermo Borger restated the claim for justice for the victims of the 1994 terrorist attack.
Seventeen years after 85 people died and hundreds were injured in Argentina's worst terrorist attack, their relatives criticized both Iran and their own government Monday for failing to solve the case.
The umbrella organization of Argentina's Jewish community, DAIA, has won an injunction against Google, preventing the world's most popular search engine from suggesting anti-Semitic and racist websites to its users.