Why Argentina’s Jews are Fearful https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/jewish-world/2015/02/why-argentinas-jews-are-fearful/

February 3, 2015 | Dovid Margolin
About the author: Dovid Margolin is a senior editor at Chabad.org, where he writes on Jewish life around the world, with a particular interest in Russian Jewish history.

The death of Alberto Nisman, who was investigating Hizballah’s 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center, has left Argentinian Jews in a state of anxiety, especially because there is reason to suspect government involvement in his murder. In 2006, Nisman had formally charged Iran with complicity in the bombing, but seven years later Argentina and Iran signed an agreement calling for a joint “truth” commission—in effect inviting Iran to investigate its own alleged actions. Dovid Margolin writes:

The years without justice, but full of bungled court proceedings, cover-ups, and misdirection, complicated by ever-present local corruption, whispers of government intimidation, and charges of obstruction of justice against various political figures, in addition to the negotiations with Iran, have left the Argentine Jewish community in a state of fear. . . .

Because of the Argentine government’s entanglement in the cover-up of Iran’s suspected crimes, the circumstances in Argentina are darker and more dangerous than anything we face in the United States. But there is still a lesson to be taken from Argentina’s negotiations with Iran. The Jewish community, victim of an atrocity, has been reduced to self-censorship and mumbled platitudes to express its displeasure at Argentina’s friendly dealings with its attacker. . . .

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