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Argentina ordered the freezing of Hezbollah assets on Thursday, effectively designating it as a terrorist entity, being the first Latin America country to do so. The move occurred on the 25th anniversary the bombing of the AMIA community center in Buenos Aires. Hezbollah member Ibrahim Hussein Berro was identified as the AMIA bomber, killing the 85 people and injuring hundreds. Additionally,...
Remains of the AMIA Jewish center after the 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Credit: La Nación via Wikimedia Commons.
A bipartisan resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives was introduced Thursday to condemn the 1994 attackon the Mutual Israelite Association of Argentina, or AMIA, community center in Buenos Aires 25 years ago, in addition to calling for justice to be served in the case. Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), Albio Sires (D-N.J.) and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) co-sponsored the measure. It also remembers the January 2015 death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, appointed in...
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At a protest in support of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in outside the Venezuelan Representative Office in Ramallah, protestors chanted: “Oh Hugo Chávez, oh martyr. … We will not relinquish your goals. … America, you are terrorism. … To the dustbin with your ‘deal of the century.’ … Trample on those who normalize and on the spies.” Fatah Central...
Chief Rabbi of Argentina Gabriel Davidovich. Credit: Screenshot/Twitter.
Three more suspects in the savage February attack against Argentina’s chief rabbi were arrested on Monday morning in Buenos Aires, bringing the total to five following the arrest last month of two more suspects. The arrests followed a raid on the home of local Buenos Aires gang leader known as “Coco,” the conclusion of a two-month investigation which included fingerprint...
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on March 31, 2019. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday as the two began “a new era of partnership and cooperation in all areas,” said the former at his office in Jerusalem. At a press conference on Sunday, Bolsonaro stopped short of his campaign promise to relocate his country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, instead announcing a trade and innovation...
Professor Jamal Harfoush, who is running for the Brazilian Federal Chamber of Deputies, uploaded a video to the Internet on Dec. 18, 2017, in which he harshly criticized Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states for, according to Harfoush, supporting U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. “May black tar and soot cover the...
A delegation of American Jewish Committee (AJC) leaders — joined by representatives of the Mexican-American community from across the United States and leaders of the Mexican Jewish community — met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador today for an hour-long session. The meeting, the first by a Jewish organization with the president since his inauguration in December 2018, culminated a three-day visit...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro on an official state visit in Brazil, Dec. 28, 2018. Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is scheduled to visit Israel from March 31 to April 4, announced Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday. This visit would be his first since being sworn into office last month. The trip would occur five days before the April 9 Israeli elections, whose fate appears uncertain amid Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announcing on Thursday that Israeli Prime...
The condition of Chief Rabbi of Argentina Gabriel Davidovich is improving after he was badly beaten during a home invasion on Monday. A group of burglars entered his home in Buenos Aires on Monday morning. His wife was tied up during the incident, the local Jewish umbrella organization AMIA said in a statement. Although it remains unclear whether this attack was motivated by...
Yesterday, February 25th, a delegation of 30 mayors and officials from Guatemala marked the adoption of a KKL-JNF-established playground in Jerusalem with the Embassy of Guatemala, the Jerusalem Development Authority, and KKL-JNF, as a symbol of Guatemala’s eternal friendship and unwavering solidarity with the state of Israel. The event was marked with an unveiling ceremony of the new name of the...

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