Close your eyes, breathe in deeply, now exhale slowly… That was easy, wasn’t it? Not for everyone…
JERUSALEM – The annual ceremony in memory of victims of anti-Semitic incidents and terror attacks around the world that takes place on Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Remembrance Day, will mark twenty years since the murderous terror attack at the AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina) Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, in which 85 people were killed. Representatives of the Jewish community of Argentina will attend the ceremony and relatives of two of the victims – Andrés Gustavo Malamud, 37, and Silvana Alguea de Rodríguez, 28, will kindle a memorial flame.
On July 18, 1994, a Hezbollah terrorist detonated a massive car bomb in front of the AMIA Jewish community center in central Buenos Aires, killing 85 people and injuring more than 300, most of them Jews. It was one of two major terror attacks targeting Jewish and Israeli targets in Argentina in the 1990’s. Two years earlier, in March 1992, an attack at the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires caused the deaths of 29 people and injured 242.
The ceremony will take place under the auspices of The Jewish Agency for Israel, the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF), Keren Hayesod-UIA, the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), and the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA (UIAC).
Ambassador of Argentina to Israel Carlos Faustino Garcia, Jewish Agency Chairman of the Executive Natan Sharansky, AMIA Secretary-General Mario Sobol and other world Jewry leadrs will attend the ceremony.
According to Jewish Agency figures, some 200 Jews have been killed in terror attacks since Israel’s establishment. The ceremony will feature a Star of David-shaped memorial column bearing the names of Jews murdered in anti-Semitic attacks around the world.
About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
RJC Demands Obama stop demonizing Jews for opposing the Iran deal.
Arabs and Jews rallied together for co-existence Sunday at the Gush Etzion junction, joined by MK Yair Lapid.
Settlers, Sheikhs, Rabbis and secular politicians came together on Sunday evening for a joint prayer session at the Gush Etzion junction.
The body of missing Israeli back packer Dor Cohen has been found in Georgia.
A 16-year-old girl has died of her wounds after being stabbed at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade.
Officials looked again at the sprouting wildfires after a terror victim memorial was torched in Mt. Hebron.
There is a new kind of arms race that involves producing the most impenetrable virtual fortresses of cybersecurity to resist catastrophic threats.
An Israeli citizen is killed in Thailand while traveling from Pattaya to Bangkok.
PM Netanyahu says Israel’s zero tolerance for terror distinguishes it from its neighbors.
They managed to collect $3,300 from ISIS recruiters, before they were caught by the Chechen police E unit.
Iran is already banking on the lifting of sanctions; vow to raise oil production to 1 million bpd.
A Gva’ot woman was hurt Sunday in a rock attack on her car by Arab terrorists in Samaria.
Israelis have been feeling the heat lately, and not only over tensions erupting from the Iran nuclear deal.
Wildfires again were raging in the Judean Hills around the Israeli capital this weekend. Even Sapir was evacuated as homes burned.
Palestinian Authority terrorists set off a bomb at a bus stop in Samaria and threw two pipe bombs at passing Jewish drivers in Samaria on Sunday. No one was injured. Police sappers were called to the Rechalim Junction where the bomb exploded. They did not find any other explosive devices and still are searching for […]
Netanyahu: “As Long as Quiet is Not Restored, Hamas Will Continue to Receive Very Harsh Blows”
PA claims – ISIS founded by US in order to destabilize and take control of the Middle East.
“I was amazed and pleased that a rabbi would call the Islamization of Europe a good thing. Likewise I believe an all Jewish Europe would be a great thing too,” Turk said.
Tourism Minister Dr. Uzi Landau stated: “Israel is preparing for the ‘day after’.
Zeidan stated he supports Hamas, even as the missiles landed on his areas, [h]e cannot remain silent, even if [Hamas] missiles land on our heads.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/yom-hazikaron-ceremony-to-mark-twenty-years-since-attack-on-amia-jewish-community-center-in-buenos-aires/2014/05/01/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: