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Ilan Cohen immigrated to Israel from Argentina - and fell in Gaza

Sergeant Ilan Cohen immigrated to Israel after completing high school in Argentina, studying in yeshiva prior to enlisting in the Paratroopers Brigade. He was killed in northern Gaza, along with five other soldiers.

Ilan Cohen immigrated to Israel from Argentina - and fell in Gaza

1994 AMIA bombing:

Argentina seeking arrest of Iranian minister

Interpol issues red alert allowing detention of Iran's minister Ahmad Vahidi.

Argentina seeking arrest of Iranian minister

As Iran attacked Israel, the Jewish community in Argentina prayed

While Iranian missiles made their way to Israel, hundreds of members of the Jewish community in Argentina participated in a 'midnight prayer' for Israel’s safety.

As Iran attacked Israel, the Jewish community in Argentina prayed

Argentina's President:

'We firmly support Israel in defending itself'

Argentina's President Javier Milei expresses support for Israel following the Iranian attack on the Jewish state.

'We firmly support Israel in defending itself'

Argentina Court:

'Terror state' Iran behind AMIA bombing

Court in Argentina rules Iran behind 1992 attack on Israeli embassy, 1994 attack on Jewish center that left over 100 people dead, calls latter attack a crime against humanity.

'Terror state' Iran behind AMIA bombing

Argentina to shutter anti-discrimination office

Argentina’s Jewish umbrella group condemns Milei’s decision to shutter country’s anti-discrimination office.

Argentina to shutter anti-discrimination office

Israel, Argentina sign innovative software agreement

Argentinian President Javier Milei signs agreement with the Israel Latin America Network (ILAN) on developing innovative software and technologies.

Israel, Argentina sign innovative software agreement

'A true friend of Israel':

President of Argentina plants tree in Jerusalem

President of Argentina Javier Milei plants a tree in Jerusalem as a symbol of the deep connection between the countries.

President of Argentina plants tree in Jerusalem

Argentinian Pres. at Yad Vashem:

'It is here that we see the greatness of a people'

President of Argentina Javier Milei visited Yad Vashem where he participated in a solemn memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance and signed the Yad Vashem guestbook outside the Hall of Remembrance.

'It is here that we see the greatness of a people'

Hamas condemns Argentina:

'An infringement on the rights of our people'

Hamas livid after Argentine President Javier Milei announces he will move his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

'An infringement on the rights of our people'

Argentinian Pres. lights candle at Kotel for victims

Newly-elected Argentinian President Javier Milei visits Western Wall in first stop during visit to Israel, says he will move embassy to Jerusalem.

Argentinian Pres. lights candle at Kotel for victims

Upon landing in Israel

Argentinian Pres. vows to move embassy to Jerusalem

Newly-elected Argentinian President Javier Milei announces relocation of his country's embassy immediately upon landing in Israel.

Argentinian Pres. vows to move embassy to Jerusalem

Argentina:

Three arrested on suspicion of planning terror attack

Argentine police arrest 3 over suspected terror attack during Maccabi Games in Buenos Aires.

Three arrested on suspicion of planning terror attack

Despite war:

Israeli delegation heads to Argentina for Maccabi games

A scaled-back Israeli delegation is headed to the Pan American Maccabi Games in Argentina.

Israeli delegation heads to Argentina for Maccabi games

During inauguration ceremony:

Argentina's new president gifts Ukraine's Zelenskyy a menorah

Javier Milei cites Hanukkah story, gives menorah to Zelenskyy during inauguration as Argentina’s president.

Argentina's new president gifts Ukraine's Zelenskyy a menorah

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Israel's national anthem with Brazil's former President

Jair Bolsonaro posts clip from Buenos Aires, in which he is seen alongside a young boy who is singing Israel’s national anthem.

Israel's national anthem with Brazil's former President

With a kippah on his head:

Argentinian President-elect meets with families of hostages

Javier Milei met with families of the hostages in Argentina, and reiterated his plans to have Hamas declared a terrorist organization.

Argentinian President-elect meets with families of hostages

South America to get first Jewish university

First Jewish university in South America to open in Buenos Aires next year.

South America to get first Jewish university

Argentina:

President-elect taps former min. who resigned over antisemitism

In Argentina, Milei gives top legal role to former justice minister who resigned over neo-Nazi ties.

President-elect taps former min. who resigned over antisemitism

Argentinian president-elect already planning to visit Israel

Javier Milei has announced his plans to visit Israel even before he is inaugurated as President of Argentina.

Argentinian president-elect already planning to visit Israel

Argentina:

Libertarian Javier Milei elected new president

Milei has in the past expressed support for Israel and said he would relocate the Argentinian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Libertarian Javier Milei elected new president

US, Israeli embassies in Argentina evacuated after bomb threats

US and Israeli embassies in Argentina evacuated after both received bomb threats via email. Searches turn up nothing.

US, Israeli embassies in Argentina evacuated after bomb threats

Argentina:

Military and civilian jets to evacuate citizens from Israel

Argentina, Canada, other countries plan airlifts to help their citizens leave war-torn Israel.

Military and civilian jets to evacuate citizens from Israel

Argentina: Police raid publisher distributing Nazi literature

Police in Argentina raid and close Nazi publisher following investigation spurred by Jewish group.

Argentina: Police raid publisher distributing Nazi literature

Argentinian national soccer team to play in Israel

Netanyahu meets FIFA Vice President, who tells him he had agreed on Messi and his teammates arriving in Israel for exhibition games.

Argentinian national soccer team to play in Israel

Argentina: Leading primaries winner wants to convert to Judaism

Argentina’s shocking primary winner could become the country’s first Jewish president.

Argentina: Leading primaries winner wants to convert to Judaism

Argentina restaurant under fire for 'Nazi food items'

Fast food restaurant in Argentina pulls menu items named after Anne Frank and Adolf Hitler after criticism from Jewish community.

Argentina restaurant under fire for 'Nazi food items'

CAM to Argentina governor:

'Fighting against hate speech key in fight against antisemitism'

CAM honors Entre Rios Governor Gustavo Bordet for leadership in fight against antisemitism in Argentina.

'Fighting against hate speech key in fight against antisemitism'

AMIA bombing:

Argentina seeks arrest warrant against four Lebanese men

Federal judge in Argentina calls on Interpol to detain four Lebanese citizens over suspected role in 1994 bombing of AMIA Jewish center.

Argentina seeks arrest warrant against four Lebanese men

PA flag causes tension at Israel’s first U-20 World Cup game

'This is not politics, this is soccer': Police remove Colombia fans who raised Palestinian Authority flag during soccer match.

PA flag causes tension at Israel’s first U-20 World Cup game

Israel looks to make history at under-20 men’s World Cup

'We came here to win the trophy,' Israeli team's midfielder says.

Israel looks to make history at under-20 men’s World Cup

'Serious violations of int'l law'

Latin American countries criticize Israeli construction

Governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico express concern over actions that challenge " the viability of the two-State solution".

Latin American countries criticize Israeli construction

Watch: Man jumps to his death during Argentina's World Cup rally

30 others were injured, 13 arrested for rioting, and the rally abandoned halfway due to security concerns.

Watch: Man jumps to his death during Argentina's World Cup rally

Herzog to Argentine President:

'Many Israelis cheered for the Argentinian national team'

President Isaac Herzog phones President Alberto Fernández of Argentina, congratulates him on Argentina's victory at the World Cup.

'Many Israelis cheered for the Argentinian national team'

Senate Committee honors victims of attacks on Jews in Argentina

Senate Foreign Relations Committee condemns 1992 and 1994 attacks, calls for terrorists responsible to be held accountable.

Senate Committee honors victims of attacks on Jews in Argentina

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Netanyahu congratulates Saudis over World Cup victory

Likud chairman speaks to Saudi blogger and Israel fan Mohammed Saud, after Saudi Arabia defeated Argentina in the World Cup.

Netanyahu congratulates Saudis over World Cup victory

Patagonia gets its first new synagogue in decades

Southern Argentina’s first new synagogue in over 40 years reveals a growing Argentine-Jewish community

Patagonia gets its first new synagogue in decades

Argentina:

National Library opens exhibit on famed writer's' love of Israel

Jorge Luis Borges’ love for Israel and Jewish culture on display at National Library of Argentina exhibit.

National Library opens exhibit on famed writer's' love of Israel

Argentina to Qatar:

'Arrest Iranian VP over his ties to AMIA bombing'

Argentina calls on Qatar to arrest Iranian Vice President wanted over his alleged responsibility for 1994 bombing of Jewish center.

'Arrest Iranian VP over his ties to AMIA bombing'

Assassination attempt on Argentinian VP

Man arrested after attempting to gun down Argentina's former president and current vice president.

Assassination attempt on Argentinian VP

Argentina president compares COVID deaths to Holocaust - again

Jewish groups slam Argentine president for repeatedly comparing number of COVID-19 deaths to the Holocaust.

Argentina president compares COVID deaths to Holocaust - again

US to seize Iranian plane linked to terrorism held in Argentina

Department of Justice urges Argentina to seize Venezuelan owned Iranian airplane linked to international terrorism.

US to seize Iranian plane linked to terrorism held in Argentina

Argentina:

New record for number of athletes sent to Maccabiah

At the ‘Jewish Olympics,’ Argentine athletes made a splash playing for their country — and for many others.

New record for number of athletes sent to Maccabiah

Mossad probe:

Iran funded but did not aid Hezbollah attacks in Argentina

Mossad probe of attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets in Argentina finds Iran did not have an operational role on the ground.

Iran funded but did not aid Hezbollah attacks in Argentina

Canadian government urged to blacklist IRGC

On anniversary of AMIA bombing, B’nai Brith Canada calls on Canadian government to list IRGC as a terrorist entity.

Canadian government urged to blacklist IRGC

US antisemitism envoy travels to Argentina and Chile

Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt meets with local Jewish communities and gov officials about 'actionable strategies' to combat antisemitism.

US antisemitism envoy travels to Argentina and Chile

Argentina probes Iranian-owned plane amid fears of terror plot

Argentina investigates Iranian-owned plane on suspicion of terrorism activity, stoking fear amongst Jewish groups.

Argentina probes Iranian-owned plane amid fears of terror plot

Buenos Aires

Watch: 5 Jewish family members, fire victims laid to rest

Five members of a Jewish family, including three children, who died in major fire in a Buenos Aires apartment building are laid to rest

Watch: 5 Jewish family members, fire victims laid to rest

How Jewish farmers' murders connected writer to family’s past

“Why did my great-grandfather report on murders that were committed half a century earlier? Who were the people murdered? And why?”

How Jewish farmers' murders connected writer to family’s past

Five members of Argentinian Jewish family perish in massive fire

Buenos Aires apartment building fire also injures 29 and sends 20 others to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Five members of Argentinian Jewish family perish in massive fire

Israeli Embassy warns:

Iran smuggling weapons on flights to Argentina

Israeli Embassy in Argentina comments on arrests of Iranians who used civilian airlines to smuggle weapons.

Iran smuggling weapons on flights to Argentina

IRGC-linked agents apprehended by Argentinian authorities

Police seized the passports and electronic devices of five of the crew members suspected of close ties to Iran's Quds Force.

IRGC-linked agents apprehended by Argentinian authorities

Gerardo Rozin, Argentine TV host, dies at 51

Gerardo Rozin, one of Argentina’s most beloved TV personalities who said his Jewishness influenced his work, has died of brain cancer.

Gerardo Rozin, Argentine TV host, dies at 51

A foreign Jewish team is playing in Israel's pro soccer league

A new kind of gap year: Israel allows a team of young Argentine Jews to play in its pro soccer league.

A foreign Jewish team is playing in Israel's pro soccer league

Argentine spokesman insists Israel help investigate 1994 bombing

Argentine government spokesman angers Jews by saying Israel should be involved in the AMIA investigation.

Argentine spokesman insists Israel help investigate 1994 bombing

Org of American States slams AMIA suspect's visit to Nicaragua

22 members of the OAS vote in favor of a resolution condemning senior Iranian official's visit to Nicaragua for president's inauguration.

Org of American States slams AMIA suspect's visit to Nicaragua

Argentina angry after AMIA suspect appears in Nicaragua

Argentina criticizes presence of Iranian official accused of involvement in AMIA bombing at Nicaragua event

Argentina angry after AMIA suspect appears in Nicaragua

Two Jewish athletes win Argentina's top sports awards

Diego Schwartzman and Jewish indoor soccer star win 2 of Argentina’s top sport awards.

Two Jewish athletes win Argentina's top sports awards

13-year-old Jewish girl rescued from Muslim home in Bolivia

Naomi Lloroff went missing in Buenos Aires after becoming acquainted with a suspect person via TikTok.

13-year-old Jewish girl rescued from Muslim home in Bolivia

Argentina: New sports center honors Jewish tennis pro

Tennis pro Diego Schwartzman is honored by Jewish sports club where he got his start.

Argentina: New sports center honors Jewish tennis pro