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Israel killed majority of those behind Argentina blasts

BUENOS AIRES, January 3, 2014 (AFP) – Israel has killed most of those behind the deadly attacks on its embassy and a Jewish charities building in Argentina in the 1990s, a former Israeli envoy said Thursday.

The July 1994 bombing of the Argentine Jewish Charities Federation (AMIA) building in Buenos Aires killed 85 people. Hundreds were hurt in a bombing Argentina says was masterminded by Iran.

Two years earlier, in March 1992, a car bombing in front of the Israeli embassy in the capital killed 29 and wounded 200 others.

“The large majority of those responsible are no longer of this world, and we did it ourselves,” Itzhak Aviran, who was Israel’s ambassador to Argentina from 1993 to 2000, told the Buenos Aires-based AJN Jewish news agency.

Two decades after the blasts, those who instigated them have not been brought to justice.

Neither Carlos Menem, who was Argentina’s president from 1989 to 1999, nor his successor Fernando de la Rua and those who followed “did anything to get to the bottom of this tragedy,” Aviran said.

“We still need an answer (from the Argentine government) on what happened,” he added. “We know who the perpetrators of the embassy bombing were and they did it a second time.”

Argentine courts have charged eight Iranians over the AMIA bombing and authorities are demanding their extradition. They include former defense minister Ahmad Vahidi and ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Argentine authorities also suspect Iran of being behind the 1992 bombing.

Iran has repeatedly denied any involvement in the attacks.

Argentina’s 300,000-strong Jewish community is the largest in Latin America.

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  • disqus_r8w0IwvvLw

    So another case of assassinate before they are given a trail? Just like the murder of the Iranian scientists who the Israelis believed where planning on making nuclear energy? What kind of democracy is that? And actually admitting it in this news blurb? Why is this being reported now? To bring attention to the big bad Iranians and why we should hate them?? Please . I was also planning on a trip to Israel this year but discovered there are roads with signs that state “for Jews only”. “others” are allowed to use them. Kinda like Apartheid?? What has happened to all the hard work to stop this kind of segregation in the World?

    • Hydrangea

      Why is Israel allowed to get away with murder and assassination? Especially on the soil of another country? Unfortunately they suffer from the mindset of “bunch of us were killed 70 years ago, so we to murder before they “get” us”. So wrong,so 15th century.

      • Jorge

        I can see from other comments you’ve made on this site that you are a complete moron.
        I think you should go play with your inbred rednecks friends and STFU.

        • Anthony
          • Jorge


          • Anthony
          • Jorge

            Enough of your anti-semitic nonsense, quoting spoof sites with racist agendas.
            Get a life and educate yourself with real news sites.

          • Anthony

            Henry Ford or Martin Luther aren’t real news?
            For your information I am not anti-semetic, close but not a cigar.
            anti Zionist is more like it. I have two Jews in my family. They too are anti Zionist. By the way Jorge, I received several positive responses to those links, especially the last one, it wakes people up.

          • Jorge

            Oh Anthony, Hitler said many things too about Jews before he exterminated them, Henry Ford was a fan of his and wrote antisemitic texts. Martin Luther was a prevalent anti-semite in the 16th century and hated them because they wouldn’t convert to Christianity. It’s not news its baseless hatred of a race.
            So I am confused why you would reference these despicable people in your defence of being an anti-semite.
            You can be a Jew and anti-zionist, of that I am not arguing. Zionism is a political thought and there are differing opinions of it, much like the Liberals and Democrats.
            I have no idea where all your hatred of the Jewish people has come from but I think it is pure ignorance. I am intrigued how anti-semites think that by knowing a Jew or being a Jew or having Jewish relatives absolves them from making anti-semitic comments. Well you are wrong and you are an abhorrent human being.

          • Anthony

            Menachem Begin (1913 – 1992), Prime Minister of Israel (1977 – 1983)

            “Our race (the Jews) is the Master Race. We are divine gods on
            this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are
            from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and
            animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement.
            Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will
            be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our
            feet and serve us as our slaves.”

            Source: as quoted in “Begin and the Beasts,” New Statesman, June 25, 1982 by Amnon Kapeliouk.

          • Anthony

            That statement could be a reason Jews are disliked. I won’t even go to Good King Edward of England or some Popes.

          • Jorge

            As I said, you are an abhorrent person and thankfully the majority of people do not pay attention to your utter nonsense and lies and hate mongering.

          • Anthony

            I’m sorry you just can’t stomach the truth, everything I mentioned above is true. While you continue to call me names, just Google the “New chief Rabbi of Israel” and read what the good Rabbi says about African Americans.
            On a lighter note, seriously, this is funny, I think we can both do with a laugh.

          • Jorge

            Of course I can stomach the truth, thats why i bother arguing against your racism. Seriously, I think you would do more good than bad if you read books instead of trolling the internet for rubbish and then posting it as if they are real sources of information.
            It must drive you wild to see all those successful people have some connection to judaism.

          • Anthony

            This was on Yahoo news yesterday 11/22. I guess all these comments are from anti-Semitic, red neck, KKK, and trailer trash. The truth is they are just opinionated.


          • Jorge

            Yes, opinionated with a huge smack of ignorance about the situation. However it was quite noticeable that the vast majority of comments were not anti-semitic. You, on the other hand, are extremely offensive and racist.

          • Jorge

            Everything that you write is a reason for anyone to despise you, pathetic moron.

          • Jorge

            Lies, lies and more lies

          • Anthony
          • Jorge

            Lies, lies and more lies.

          • Jorge

            One fanatic is no reason to hate all Jews. The majority of Jews were appalled by what he said. The fact is when a muslim cleric or the leader of Iran does the same there is but a whisper from the Western world and the majority of Arabs agree. Funny you don’t criticise them and their brutality to others at all.

          • Jorge

            You don’t hate Jews because of someone being racist. You are just as bad except noone pays any attention to you besides me.

        • Hydrangea

          Actually I have a genius IQ and am a wealthy Jew……you, however, show every indication of being an asshole.

          • Jorge

            OMG i am rolling on the floor laughing.
            Yes I can tell you are cursed with being so brilliant you realise how much you don’t know. And of course being wealthy is a sign of intelligence. Not sure why you would add Jew though, unless you’re also trying to prove the point you are a self-hating Jew. If that’s the case I am sure your ancestors who went through pogroms, persecutions and a holocaust would be very proud of you.

    • Ken Morris

      Well, the US did the same with bin Laden, as well as others (including a US citizen). I am not taking sides, and if I were to take a side I’m afraid I would veer against Israel too. However, I am saying that the circumstances are sometimes morally complex enough for me at least to want to resist leaping to an anti-Israel conclusion. I mean, I applauded with the US took out bin Laden, didn’t you?

  • Jorge

    OK another round of Israel bashing. I’m prepared to join in for a bit because there are blatant lies that need to be addressed.

    Nowhere in Israel are there signs “for Jews only”, if you can find one anywhere on the internet or any other place then please provide the proof. This is utter anti-semitic nonsense but not surprising coming from the poster.

    There is no Apartheid in Israel at all. Arabs, Jews and Christians and everyone else live side by side. Israeli Arabs vote, have seats in the Government and are entitled to all the benefits of everyone else living in Israel. The West Bank and Gaza are not part of sovereign Israel and are governed by Hamas and the Palestinian Authority and in fact you will find that the Christians living there are more likely to experience forms of Apartheid.

    The assassinations are a completely different topic and as Ken said already these are targeted operations whereby the terrorists were liquidated in an appropriate fashion. It was probably carried out on foreign soil without the possibility of bring them to trial. And frankly good riddance to them, the World is a safer place.

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