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August 28, 2016 / 24 Av, 5776

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MK Hazan Underwent Emergency Surgery Saturday

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

MK Oren Hazan (Likud) was hospitalized Friday in Beilinson Medical Center, Petach Tikva, following complaints that he was feeling ill. His condition is stable. Hazan’s father told reporters that the MK arrived at the emergency room with severe pain in his stomach. He underwent tests through the night and on Saturday morning he was taken to surgery under full anesthesia.

The surgery revealed that a disconnected vein in Hazan’s body created a major blood leakage. The surgery ended around noon Saturday and Hazan was moved to the recovery room.

Hazan had been scheduled to fly Saturday night as part of a delegation of MKs to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The mission includes Coalition Chairman MK David Bitan (Likud), and MK Hilik Bar (Zionist Camp).

Refuah Shleimah.

David Israel

Global Forum on Anti-Semitism This Year in Buenos Aires

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

For the first time, the Global Forum on Anti-Semitism (GFCA) traditionally held biennally in Jerusalem is taking place this weekend (July 16-18) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The conference this year is organized by the Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition (HILC) subsidiary of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and the Latin American Jewish Congress, the regional chapter of the World Jewish Congress.

Anti-Semitism is rising around the world, and this year’s conference is focused on creating an action plan to respond to the attacks on an international level.

On Monday forum participants are slated to attend a ceremony marking the 22nd anniversary of the bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires. The attack was suspected to have been perpetrated by Iran via its Lebanon-based terror proxy Hezbollah. In that attack 85 people lost their lives and hundreds more were injured.

“The first GFCA in Latin America presents a unique opportunity to discuss the issue of anti-Semitism in Latin America and develop an action plan that would complement the one drafted at the last GFCA in Jerusalem in June 2015,” the HILC said in a statement.

The New York-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) sent experts to the conference to participate in a panel discussion on best practices in tackling cyberhate – the spread of anti-Semitism online.

ADL resources which have been translated into Spanish and Portuguese are being presented during a session on identifying and opposing cyberhate and community safety online.

“With the advent of various social media platforms, and the volume of pernicious content, no continent is immune to the growing phenomenon of online hate,” warned Jonathan Vick, ADL Assistant Director for Cyberhate Response.

Hana Levi Julian

Argentine Judges Send Nisman Murder Case to Federal Court

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

A panel of three judges in the Buenos Aires City Criminal Appeals court ruled unanimously Tuesday to move the probe into the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman to federal court, where political murder cases are heard.

Nisman was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in his Buenos Aires apartment on January 18, 2015, just hours before he was scheduled to present evidence implicating President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in a coverup to protect Iran from prosecution for involvement in the July 18, 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Center. The attack killed 85 people and left hundreds more wounded.

After Nisman’s death the case against Fernandez was dismissed – but the evidence did not. Nisman had sent an email to three friends with a backup of his research and report.

Former Argentine counterintelligence chief Jaime Stiuso, a friend of Nisman’s who may have been one of the recipients of those emails, was fired by then-president Fernandez. Stiuso testified in court earlier this month and it is believed that his testimony provided the evidence needed to send the case to federal court.

In the court’s decision, two of the three judges wrote: “It is plausible to give credit to the hypothesis suggested by the accusers, both public and private, to assume that the death of Alberto Natalio Nisman could also be a result of the activity of a third party.”

In the weeks before his death, Nisman had received numerous threats, including one emailed to him that was read to the court by Manuel Romero Victorica, an attorney for Nisman’s ex-wife, the former federal judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado.

“We will make true our promise to kill you and your family, but before that, we will make you look like sh*t in public and in the media… We’ve already managed to separate you from the AMIA case and we’ve gotten Argentina a deal with Iran without you.”

Attorney Pablo Lanusse, representing Nisman’s mother Sara Garfunkel, likewise asked the court to send the case to federal court.

“Nisman was assassinated in order to impede the progress of his work on behalf of the state,” said Lanusse. “This case is screaming for a transfer to the federal courts, because it must be recognized that Nisman was murdered.”

Hana Levi Julian

Argentina Spymaster Testifies Fernandez Govt Involved in Death of Prosecutor Alberto Nisman

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

The most famous spy chief in Argentina told a local judge this week that he believes prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered by someone linked to the government of former President Cristina Fernandez.

Santiago Blanco, attorney for Jaime Stiuso, told the Vorterix radio station on Wednesday that his client does not have “direct proof” that Nisman was murdered. “He is interpreting the precedents and motives that might have led to Nisman’s killing,” Blanco told the station.

Nisman was found dead of a gunshot to the head at his apartment on Jan. 18, 2015, just before he was to publish the findings of an investigation of the deadly July 18, 1994 bombing at the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires.

On October 25, 2006, Nisman and a colleague had formally accused the government of Iran of having directed the bombing, and the Lebanon-based Iranian proxy Hezbollah terror group with carrying it out.

But according to a report by the New York Times, Nisman was holding a warrant for the arrest of Fernandez. Had he lived he would have presented his findings the next day to the court, including a claim that Fernandez had conspired to derail his investigation and had conspired with the Iranians to protect them from implication in the bombing. After his death the case against Fernandez was dismissed.

But his evidence did not die with him, as many probably hoped.

Just days before Nisman was found dead, he took measures to make sure his research into the bombing and high-level conspiracy didn’t disappear with him, according to a Makor Rishon report.

Nisman sent an email to three friends with a backup of his research and report. One of them was Israeli-Argentine writer and educator, Gustavo Daniel Perednik.

A month before, Perednik met with Nisman in a cafe, where Nisman told him about what he was working on. Nisman told Perednik, “In case someone murders me, all the data is saved.”

The emails were sent from Nisman’s private, secure account in the prosecutor’s office. It was the last email from Nisman Perednik received.

Another recipient is believed to be Jaime Stiuso, the country’s former chief of counterintelligence. Stiuso was fired last year by then-President Cristina Fernandez.

Attorney Federico Casal, representing Nisman’s family, was present in the courtroom for Stiuso’s testimony. He told local media the former intelligence director directly blamed the former president for the prosecutor’s death. Stiuso also reportedly implicated Fernandez administration officials in Nisman’s death, including former Cabinet chief Anibal and former legal secretary Carlos Zannini.

It was Ricardo Sáenz, the prosecutor at the Buenos Aires Criminal Appeals Court who insisted that the probe into Nisman’s death be handled by federal judicial authorities.

Sáenz also confirmed Nisman’s death was a homicide, the Buenos Aires Herald reported last week.

In a ruling presented to the Appeals Court, Sáenz supported the hypothesis of the plaintiffs in the case, Nisman’s daughters, his ex-wife Sandra Arroyo Salgado, and his mother and sister, arguing the case could no longer be handled by Judge Fabiana Palmaghini, who took over the probe from prosecutor Viviana Fein last December. He insisted the investigation required a federal magistrate.

“The procedural action in this case according to the evidence produced until now is the hypothesis that Alberto Nisman was the victim of a homicide,” the prosecutor said. Sáenz raised the issue of Diego Lagomarsino, the IT engineer who worked with Nisman at the AMIA special unit, and was the source of the .22 caliber Bersa gun that ended Nisman’s life.

The 1994 attack killed 85 people and left hundreds wounded. It was the deadliest bombing in the history of the country. Argentina is home to 200,000 Jews – the largest such community in Latin America and the sixth largest Jewish community outside the State of Israel.

Hana Levi Julian

Eichmann’s Daughter in Law Realizes ‘Grandpa’ Is Career Killer

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

(JNi.media) Carmen Bretin Lindemann, the daughter-in-law of Adolf Eichmann, who masterminded the Final Solution of Europe’s Jews, was forced to drop out of a mayoral race in Argentina last Thursday, after a Wednesday television interview in which she called Eichmann “grandpa,” and argued that “he wasn’t a bad person, he obeyed orders and did not personally kill anyone.”

Lindemann ran on the “A New Alternative” list, presidential candidate Sergio Massa’s party. However, shortly after her moment in the lime lights, the party expelled her. She published a statement saying: “In order to not hurt my fellow party members in the alliance my immediate resignation is necessary. I want to assure the public that I don’t and never did support the Nazis.” Which, as Newser commented, is a sensible statement that perhaps should be required of everyone running for office in Argentina.

In her interview, Lindemann also explained that “the history that you know is not the real one. The version that you know from movies and books is written by the Jews, and all the world accepts that history.”

SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann was charged by SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich with managing the mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in German-occupied Eastern Europe during World War II. In 1960, he was captured in Argentina by Israel’s intelligence service, tried in Jerusalem by the Jews he hadn’t managed to murder, was found guilty of war crimes and hanged in 1962.

JNi.Media

From Argentina to Shechem: New Immigrant Joins Soldiers on Front Line [video]

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

The important and challenging task of protecting the city of Shechem (Nablus) and its surrounding area no longer is just a man’s job. The Home Front Command made history by welcoming the first female soldiers to guard the line in Nablus.

Female combat soldiers make up 30% of the force in the newly co-ed David Company and are serving in the volatile area of Shechem, where last month the IDF seized several Palestinian Authority weapons caches.

Driving through the base in an armored vehicle clad with heavy vests and carrying their M-16s, group of female soldiers easily dispels any outdated stereotype about women.

One of the women is Sgt. Jatemliansquy, who was born in Argentina and enlisted in the IDF a year and a half ago, several months after making Aliyah.

She is part of the Search and Rescue unit and says:

We want civilians in the area to feel protected by our battalion.

Since I joined this unit, what I like and what excites me most is that children come with drawings to wish you Shabbat Shalom and to say thanks.

This is one of those things I wanted to hear the most.

IDF Spokesperson's Office

Argentinean Jews Reject Gov’t Plan to Include Iran in Probe of Bombing

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Argentinean Jewish community has rejected a government plan to work with Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) that killed 85 people.

Last Friday was the 21st anniversary of the attack, which has Iran’s and Hezbollah’s fingerprints but which never has been officially solved.

Jewish leader, Ariel Cohen, urged the government ‘’to take courageous stance and intensify the demands so that the accused Iranians can someday face justice,” the European Jewish Press reported.

Former Iranian senior officials have been on an Interpol capture list for years for their involvement in the AMIA bombing, but Argentine prosecutors have never been able to question them.

Courts have ruled against a previous agreement with Iran to investigate the bombing.

The death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman earlier this year is directly connected with the case because he was found dead hours before he was scheduled to present evidence that President Cristina Fernandez had tried to cover up Iran’s alleged role.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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