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Argentina to Investigate Official for Incitement against Israel

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

An Argentinian prosecutor a government official of incitement against Israel and public intimidation.

Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of the AMIA cultural center, said there is “concrete evidence to start an investigation” of acting Under Secretary of Family Agriculture Emilio Persico, who participated in an Aug. 2 ceremony marking Al Quds Day at the At-Tawhid Mosque in Buenos Aires.

On Aug. 14, the Simon Wiesenthal Center wrote to Argentina’s minister of agriculture, Norberto Yauhar, calling for Persico’s removal. “Apparently, the speakers at Al Quds Day in Buenos Aires feel energized and empowered by the Argentina-Iran agreement, and now foment hate with impunity,” Sergio Widder, the Wiesenthal Center’s director for Latin America, told JTA, referring to a much-criticized agreement between the countries to jointly investigate the AMIA bombing.

The next day, Persico went to the headquarters of DAIA, the Jewish political umbrella group, to explain his position. DAIA president Julio Schlosser then told media: “We understood his reasons and the situation is finished.”

Nazi War Criminal Dies in Hospital Evading Conviction

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Suspected 98-year old Hungarian Nazi war criminal Laszlo Csatari died in hospital on Monday. He faced charges of involvement in the deportation of Jews from a town in Slovakia during World War II.

Csatari denied the charges. Nevertheless, he was at the top of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of alleged Nazi war criminals.

After being sentenced to death in absentia by a Czech court in 1948 Csatari fled to Canada, where he lived and worked as an art dealer before being stripped of his citizenship in the 1990s.

He returned to Hungary where he lived for about 15 years before prosecutors began investigating his case in late 2011, based on information from the Wiesenthal Center. In June, 2013, Hungarian prosecutors finally charged him, saying he had been “actively involved in and assisted the deportations” in 1944 of Jews from a ghetto in Kosice.

The former police officer Csatari “regularly beat the interned Jews with his bare hands and whipped them with a dog-whip without any special reasons, regardless of their sex, age or health,” prosecutors said.

The UK The Sun tracked down Csatari, photographing him and confronting him at his front door.

Now, those are paparazzi we can be proud of…

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/nazi-war-criminal-dies-in-hospital-evading-conviction/2013/08/12/

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