Remembering the AMIA Bombing: Why It Matters 26 Years Later

(Newsweek) Toby Dershowitz - Alberto Nisman, the tireless Argentine prosecutor who led the decade-long investigation into the bombing of the 1994 AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, found that Iranian officials at the highest levels of government had planned and directed the bombing. Based on Nisman's investigation, in 2007, INTERPOL issued red notices, akin to wanted-persons notices, requesting law enforcement worldwide to locate and arrest perpetrators of the bombing when they travel internationally. Five red notices against Iranian officials and one against a Lebanese Hizbullah official remain in force today. Nisman was found murdered the day before he was to present evidence to the Argentine Congress contending that then-President Cristina Kirchner sought to whitewash Iran's role in the deadliest terrorist attack in the country's history. Kirchner is now Argentina's vice president. The writer is senior vice president for government relations and strategy at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2020-07-20 00:00:00

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