The Men Responsible for the AMIA Bombing Are Known—and Still at Large

Occupying positions from the highest rungs of the Iranian government to agents and operatives in the field, the terrorists have been rewarded, not punished.

An AMIA memorial in July 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images.

An AMIA memorial in July 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images.

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Aug. 12 2019
About the author

Matthew Levitt directs the Jeanette and Eli Reinhard program on counterterrorism and intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he is also the Fromer-Wexler senior fellow. A former U.S. intelligence official, Levitt is the author of Hizballah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God.


In his strongly worded essay for Mosaic, Avi Weiss meticulously documents the painful history of the cover-up of the devastating July 1994 bombing of the AMIA building in Buenos Aires—“the largest single attack,” as he puts it, “against a Jewish community in the Diaspora since the Holocaust,” leaving 85 dead and hundreds wounded.

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