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Argentina: Jewish groups fume at repeated security breaches at cemetery

Argentina: Jewish groups fume at repeated security breaches at cemetery

Thieves caught trying to take over 200 Jewish headstones from Argentine Jewish cemetery.JTA Staff, 24/09/2021 07:32
Over 100 headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Argentina

Over 100 headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Argentina

Mass vandalism at Tablada Cemetery in the Buenos Aires area discovered just before Rosh Hashannah.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 09/09/2021 21:06
Suspects in 1994 AMIA bombing appointed to new Iranian government

Suspects in 1994 AMIA bombing appointed to new Iranian government

Iran’s new government appoints 2 suspected in 1994 bombing of Buenos Aires Jewish center.JTA Staff, 29/08/2021 00:32
To mark 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, Argentina turns to a Jewish cemetery tradition

To mark 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, Argentina turns to a Jewish cemetery tradition

'March of the Stones' memorial for Argentina's 110,000 COVID dead mirrors Jewish cemetery tradition.JTA, 25/08/2021 12:55
Biden names Marc Stanley, prominent Texas Jewish Democrat, as envoy to Argentina

Biden names Marc Stanley, prominent Texas Jewish Democrat, as envoy to Argentina

Marc Stanley, prominent Jewish Democrat from Texas and board member of the Israel Policy Forum, chosen to be ambassador to Argentina.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 10/08/2021 08:10
Argentine TV show uses Anne Frank image in 'banalization of the Holocaust'

Argentine TV show uses Anne Frank image in 'banalization of the Holocaust'

Popular Argentine TV show uses Anne Frank image to illustrate song about ‘women who don’t leave the house.’JTA Staff, 31/07/2021 21:03
Argentina’s vice president blasts AMIA trial on anniversary of Jewish center bombing

Argentina’s vice president blasts AMIA trial on anniversary of Jewish center bombing

Argentinian vice president and former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner rails against AMIA trial.JTA, 20/07/2021 07:14
Israel summons Argentinian ambassador

Israel summons Argentinian ambassador

Foreign Ministry demands clarification after Argentina votes for war crimes probe against Israel at the UN Human Rights Council.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/06/2021 15:44
Coronavirus pandemic: Russia and Argentina declared 'red' countries

Coronavirus pandemic: Russia and Argentina declared 'red' countries

Restrictions on travel to and from seven countries extended as Health Ministry adds two more countries to 'red' list.Ido Ben Porat, 28/05/2021 12:33
Argentina mourns 21-year-old son of Buenos Aires rabbi who died in Meron disaster

Argentina mourns 21-year-old son of Buenos Aires rabbi who died in Meron disaster

21-year-old yeshiva student from Argentina among the 45 people to die in the Lag Ba'Omer disaster in Meron.JTA, 04/05/2021 21:41
Two arrested in Argentina for plotting to attack Jewish community on Shabbat

Two arrested in Argentina for plotting to attack Jewish community on Shabbat

Suspects planning the attack were arrested with Nazi literature and cash of guns, knives and communications equipment.Dan Verbin, 26/04/2021 17:03
Prominent Argentine businessman calls Jewish pharma CEO a ‘Moishe’ in anti-Semitic post

Prominent Argentine businessman calls Jewish pharma CEO a ‘Moishe’ in anti-Semitic post

Buenos Aires’ “King of Meat” singles out 3 Argentine Jewish businessmen in social media posts, including one with an anti-Semitic epithet.JTA, 20/04/2021 15:03
Argentine soccer fans chant about ‘killing the Jews to make soap’

Argentine soccer fans chant about ‘killing the Jews to make soap’

Fans of a Buenos Aires-based soccer team chant about “killing the Jews to make soap” before game against a team with history of Jewish fans.JTA, 25/03/2021 20:32
Argentinian immigration to Israel surges, despite worldwide drop

Argentinian immigration to Israel surges, despite worldwide drop

'Trend toward aliyah is clear and accelerating.' As overall immigration to Israel plummets, number of Argentinian Jews making Aliyah soars.JTA, 17/03/2021 07:46
Diego Schwartzman becomes emotional after finally winning hometown Argentina Open

Diego Schwartzman becomes emotional after finally winning hometown Argentina Open

Jewish tennis star wins hometown Argentina Open for the first time.JTA, 08/03/2021 17:42
Argentina’s main Jewish group criticizes former president hours after his death

Argentina’s main Jewish group criticizes former president hours after his death

DAIA launches scorching criticism of late former Argentinian president Carlos Menem over handling of of terrorist attacks on Jewish targets.JTA, 17/02/2021 08:39
Interpol is searching for an Argentine rabbi accused of sexual abuse

Interpol is searching for an Argentine rabbi accused of sexual abuse

International police looking in Israel for former rabbi of Buenos Aires synagogue who stands accused of molesting two youths.JTA, 14/02/2021 15:55
Argentina: Jorge Knoblovits, Jewish leader, receives anti-Semitic letter

Argentina: Jorge Knoblovits, Jewish leader, receives anti-Semitic letter

Argentine Jewish leader gets police protection following anti-Semitic threats.JTA Staff, 13/02/2021 18:49
Argentina Jewish family attacked by passengers in car shouting ‘Death to the Jews’

Argentina Jewish family attacked by passengers in car shouting ‘Death to the Jews’

Vacation turns into a nightmare for Orthodox Jewish family physically assaulted by car full of people shouting 'Death to the Jews'.JTA, 26/01/2021 07:15
Acquitted AMIA bombing suspect tweets: Israel kills 'kids in Palestine'

Acquitted AMIA bombing suspect tweets: Israel kills 'kids in Palestine'

Argentine man recently acquitted of being involved in 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing posts anti-Israel tweet.Elad Benari, 01/01/2021 03:41
Jewish groups outraged as AMIA bombing suspect acquitted

Jewish groups outraged as AMIA bombing suspect acquitted

Historic trial of Carlos Telleldin, suspected in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center, ends in acquittal, sparking outrage.JTA, 25/12/2020 13:45
Argentina: Rugby players outed over anti-Semitic tweets reinstated

Argentina: Rugby players outed over anti-Semitic tweets reinstated

3 members of Argentina's national rugby team, including the captain, suspended for anti-Jewish tweets - only to be reinstated days later.JTA, 09/12/2020 14:43
Watch: Argentinian police investigating Maradona's death

Watch: Argentinian police investigating Maradona's death

Reuters reported that Maradona's lawyer requested search of soccer star's physician's home. No info provided on nature of investigation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2020 19:56
Marijuana plants seized from Argentine synagogue’s courtyard

Marijuana plants seized from Argentine synagogue’s courtyard

Mayor of rural Argentinian town says synagogue not responsible for marijuana plants on its property, says others took advantage of pandemicJTA, 24/11/2020 09:01
Despite pandemic, Argentina looks to double kosher meat output in 2021

Despite pandemic, Argentina looks to double kosher meat output in 2021

Israeli rabbis arrive in Argentina to boost kosher meat production - despite ongoing coronavirus pandemic.JTA, 11/11/2020 07:05
We don’t run a ‘kosher mafia,’ Argentine rabbis say in response to businessman’s claims

We don’t run a ‘kosher mafia,’ Argentine rabbis say in response to businessman’s claims

Leading rabbis in Argentina deny claims that the price of kosher food has been inflated.JTA, 30/10/2020 07:38
In Argentina, a Jewish businessman starts a kosher meat price war

In Argentina, a Jewish businessman starts a kosher meat price war

Argentinian-Jewish businessman assails kosher meat industry, calling it a 'mafia' which artificially inflates prices to gouge consumers.JTA, 23/10/2020 07:17
Argentine Football Association adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Argentine Football Association adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

IHRA working definition offers a comprehensive description of anti-Semitism in its various forms.Elad Benari, 14/10/2020 06:36
60 new immigrants from Argentina land in Israel amid coronavirus

60 new immigrants from Argentina land in Israel amid coronavirus

60 olim from Argentina land in Israel. "From an Air France plane, we share with you that in a few moments we will land in our beloved Land."Yehonatan Gottlieb, 30/09/2020 22:05
Former President Delegation of Jewish Associations in Argentina passes away

Former President Delegation of Jewish Associations in Argentina passes away

Former President of the Delegation of Jewish Associations in Argentina (DAIA) Dr. Jorge Kirszenbaum has passed away at the age of 74.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/09/2020 09:43
‘Get Zionism out of Argentina’ is spray-painted in small Argentine city

‘Get Zionism out of Argentina’ is spray-painted in small Argentine city

“Get Zionism out of Argentina” and “Israel Terrorism” spray-painted alongside roads in Lujan de Cuyo, a small city in the Mendoza province.JTA, 03/09/2020 08:10
How Buenos Aires’ Jews have weathered the pandemic

How Buenos Aires’ Jews have weathered the pandemic

Synagogues and community centers are closed, but the Jewish community has found ways to make things work - mostly.JTA Staff, 24/08/2020 08:50
Argentina president: 'Condemnation of terrorism can't be under discussion'

Argentina president: 'Condemnation of terrorism can't be under discussion'

In significant meetings with Jewish leaders, Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez condemns the AMIA bombing.JTA Staff, 17/07/2020 09:33
Argentine professor offers bonus to ‘whoever finds a poor Jew’

Argentine professor offers bonus to ‘whoever finds a poor Jew’

University professor tells students the Nazis were jealous that Jews got richer while Germans suffered economically.Marcy Oster/JTA, 06/07/2020 21:46
Israeli rabbis in Argentina give US kosher meat market a boost

Israeli rabbis in Argentina give US kosher meat market a boost

Tons of kosher meat certified by Israeli rabbis in Argentina shipped to the US.JTA, 09/06/2020 07:06
Argentina adopts IHRA's definition of anti-Semitism

Argentina adopts IHRA's definition of anti-Semitism

Argentina joins a number of countries in adopting IHRA definition of anti-Semitism. Conference of Presidents welcomes the move.Elad Benari, 09/06/2020 06:15
Buenos Aires: Jewish bride, groom and rabbi arrested at wedding

Buenos Aires: Jewish bride, groom and rabbi arrested at wedding

Eight people, including the bride, groom, and officiating rabbi, arrested at Jewish wedding in Argentina.JTA, 27/05/2020 07:06
Colombian, Argentine Presidents call to congratulate Netanyahu

Colombian, Argentine Presidents call to congratulate Netanyahu

They discuss Iranian involvement in Latin America; PM praises Colombia decision to declare Hezbollah, Revolutionary Guards terror orgs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/05/2020 19:41
Argentina bringing Israeli rabbis to certify kosher meat despite flight ban

Argentina bringing Israeli rabbis to certify kosher meat despite flight ban

Despite flight ban, Argentina plans to bring Israeli rabbis on special charter flight in to certify kosher meat.Marcy Oster, JTA, 26/05/2020 08:59
Second rescue flight from Argentina takes off

Second rescue flight from Argentina takes off

Israeli Ambassador to Argentina: 'We're pleased to see another plane returning our citizens to their country.'Mordechai Sones, 12/05/2020 23:55
Gabriel, 55, and Roberto Yabra, 85, leaders in Argentina’s kosher food industry pass away

Gabriel, 55, and Roberto Yabra, 85, leaders in Argentina’s kosher food industry pass away

Father of eight, Gabriel Yabra dies of COVID-19 at private medical center in Buenos Aires; two weeks later, father Roberto also succumbs.JTA, 20/04/2020 21:32
From Argentina to Israel: Rescue flight takes off

From Argentina to Israel: Rescue flight takes off

Upon their arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, the returnees will be required to stay at "coronavirus hotel" for two weeks.Orli Harari, 20/04/2020 00:08
'Coronavirus was created by rich Americans and Israelis'

'Coronavirus was created by rich Americans and Israelis'

Tomás Méndez: 'Richest of the world, some born in US, others in Israel, another in Europe, are owners of your life, who created this virus.'JTA, 07/04/2020 16:04
Emergency flight to bring Israelis home stranded in Argentina

Emergency flight to bring Israelis home stranded in Argentina

Israeli embassy urges Israelis in Argentina to register for flight home. 'We don't know when there will be new flights again.'JTA Staff, 07/04/2020 13:46
Rich humans, some born in Israel, created coronavirus, Argentinian TV host says

Rich humans, some born in Israel, created coronavirus, Argentinian TV host says

Argentinean journalist said the coronavirus was created by rich Americans and Israelis.JTA Staff, 07/04/2020 07:23
Argentina: Cremation of Jewish COVID-19 victim stirs controversy

Argentina: Cremation of Jewish COVID-19 victim stirs controversy

First Jewish victim of COVID-19 in Argentina cremated by local authorities, who claim cremation is best practice to avoid spread of virus.JTA, 29/03/2020 11:57
Argentinian authorities, rabbis reach agreement on mikvahs amid Covid-19 outbreak

Argentinian authorities, rabbis reach agreement on mikvahs amid Covid-19 outbreak

Local rabbis and government authorities agree on a system that will allow ritual baths to stay open amid virus outbreak.JTA, 26/03/2020 07:57
Argentina rabbis shutter synagogues to prevent coronavirus spread

Argentina rabbis shutter synagogues to prevent coronavirus spread

Synagogues in Argentina completely close due to nationwide coronavirus lockdown.JTA Staff, 23/03/2020 07:51
Argentine soccer player released by team after anti-Semitic gesture

Argentine soccer player released by team after anti-Semitic gesture

Argentine soccer player who made anti-Semitic gesture during game gets released by his team.JTA Staff, 16/03/2020 07:36
Argentine soccer player makes anti-Semitic gesture after being ejected from a game

Argentine soccer player makes anti-Semitic gesture after being ejected from a game

Argentine soccer player makes anti-Semitic gesture during game and could be prosecuted.JTA Staff, 10/03/2020 11:30
Buenos Aires Holocaust museum debuts first Holocaust survivor holograms in Spanish

Buenos Aires Holocaust museum debuts first Holocaust survivor holograms in Spanish

Buenos Aires Holocaust museum reopens, becomes first to present new technology in Spanish.JTA Staff, 20/02/2020 20:43
Argentina judge who led corruption case against Kirchner dies

Argentina judge who led corruption case against Kirchner dies

Claudio Bonadio, judge who presided over investigation against former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner for Iran bombing coverup, dies.AFP, 04/02/2020 18:37
Argentine journalist ties Kobe Bryant’s death to conspiracy theory on Jews

Argentine journalist ties Kobe Bryant’s death to conspiracy theory on Jews

Journalist from Argentinian state television links Kobe Bryant's death to conspiracy theory on Jews, blames 'Zionists' for NBA star's death.JTA, 30/01/2020 19:03
Likud minister writes the name of foreign leader on the back of her hand ahead of meeting

Likud minister writes the name of foreign leader on the back of her hand ahead of meeting

Miri Regev spotted with foreign leader's name on her hand during meeting at airport - apparently in case she forgot his name.JTA, 24/01/2020 08:47
Argentines remember prosecutor killed while probing attack on Jews

Argentines remember prosecutor killed while probing attack on Jews

Argentines pay tribute to Alberto Nisman on fifth anniversary of his unsolved death while probing the Jewish community center bombing.AFP, 19/01/2020 09:23
Netflix docuseries revives debate over Argentine prosecutor's death

Netflix docuseries revives debate over Argentine prosecutor's death

Five years after Alberto Nisman mysteriously dies, a Netflix documentary revives debate over whether he was murdered or committed suicide.AFP, 17/01/2020 11:23
Argentine president doubts Jewish prosecutor committed suicide

Argentine president doubts Jewish prosecutor committed suicide

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez doubts that Alberto Nisman committed suicide but also says there's no proof he was murdered.Ben Ariel, 03/01/2020 05:40