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Alí Akbar Velayati (left) appearing at a press conference. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Argentina is asking Azerbaijan to arrest an Iranian official visiting Baku in connection with the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Alí Akbar Velayati, an adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is scheduled to attend a summit of religious leaders beginning Nov. 14 in the Azerbaijani capital, was Iran’s foreign minister at the...
A menorah monument vandalized with a swastika in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, on Nov. 1, 2019. Credit: Christian Cantor/Twitter.
A menorah monument in the Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, was vandalized with a swastika. The country’s foreign ministry described the graffiti on the monument on Israel State Avenue as exemplifying “intolerance and hate.” The vandalism consisted of an orange-painted swastika on the base of the monument and the engraved word “Israel,” crossed out in orange paint. Israel’s ambassador to the South American country,...
Residents of El Talento, a small town in Colombia adjacent to the city of Cúcuta, have been introduced to the GEN-M, Watergen’s medium-scale atmospheric generator that produces water out of air, October 2019. Credit: Courtesy.
Residents of El Talento, a small town in Colombia adjacent to the city of Cúcuta, have been introduced to the GEN-M, Watergen’s medium-scale atmospheric generator (AWG) that produces water out of air. The machine, a technological innovation of the Israel-based company, arrived in Cúcuta at the beginning of October thanks to Andrés Suárez, pastor of the Christian Center and general...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández in Jerusalem on Oct. 29, 2015. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.
President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández is set to visit Jerusalem on Sunday in part to inaugurate a “diplomatic office,” the Honduran government announced on Tuesday. The government said that the office will be an extension of its existing embassy, according to Reuters. The country had already said in March that it would open a trade office in the Israeli capital. “For...
Paula Sassi unloads donated clothing and other items from her car for Mimi Pollack (center) and Birdie Gutierrez waiting at storage facility.
California – After President Donald Trump’s administration began enforcing its “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers, the flow of migrants arriving at the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown San Diego was reduced to a trickle.  This posed a big question – what to do now? — for the two energetic women who had organized the Bus Station Project...
Each year thousands gather to remember the AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994, that left 85 people dead and more than 300 in Argentina's deadliest terrorist attack to date. July 18, 2014. Credit: Jaluj/Wikimedia Commons.
A resolution commemorating the 25th anniversary of AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires was introduced on Thursday in the U.S. Senate. It was introduced by Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Co-sponsors included Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.). “It is critical that the U.S. recommit to helping the Government of Argentina...
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...

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