Israel shocked over Argentina's agreement to 'truth commission' over AMIA bombing
Israel is said to be shocked by the Argentine government's decision to agree to a joint 'truth commission
' with Iran to
identify cover up for
those behind the July 18, 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in which 85 Argentinians - mostly Jews - were murdered.
Israel is shocked by the signing of an agreement
between Iran and Argentina Sunday to establish a truth commission in a
bid to resolve the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community
center that Argentine courts accuse Iran of sponsoring. “We warned the
Argentinians only a short while ago not to fall into the trap that the
Iranians will set up for them,” said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Yigal
Palmor. “We are stunned by this news item and we will want to receive
from the Argentine government a complete picture as to what was agreed
upon because this entire affair affects Israel directly.”
Israel heard about the launching of the dialogue between Argentina and
Iran in October from reports in the media. Despite repeated requests
from Jerusalem, the Argentine government refused to update Israel on the
progress of the talks. In meetings that have been held over the past
few weeks between Argentina’s foreign minister, Hector Timerman (who is
Jewish), and representatives of the country’s Jewish community, he
agreed to convey only a few general details about the negotiations.
Before the first round of talks between Iran and Argentina, senior
officials of Israel’s foreign ministry traveled to Buenos Aires and
delivered a sternly worded message to the effect that Israel would not
accept the signing of any agreement that would be at the expense of the
victims. The Israeli diplomats were adamant in their demand that
Argentina must insist upon the extradition of the Iranian suspects and
upon the payment of compensation to the families of the victims.
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. This is a job for the Mossad....
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