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October 13, 1995 - Image 44

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-10-13

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• GOVERNOR LAMAR ALEXANDER

Bombing Investigation
Criticized In Hearings

• CHAIRMAN HALEY BARBOUR

"We firmly assert that the mis-
Washington (JTA) — Major
American Jewish organizations takes and omissions that followed
are hopeful that congressional the first attack — which was
hearings on the 1994 bombing of practically not investigated —
esday,
the Jewish community head- acted as an immense and attrac-
quarters in Buenos Aires will tive invitation to persuade ter-
• MALCOLM S. FORBES JR.
November 28, 1995
lead the Argentine government rorists to repeat their action," said
to pursue its investigation more Luis Czyzewski, whose daughter,
Paolo, died in the attack against
The National Jewish Coalition
vigorously.
'With no clear path to a trial the AMIA headquarters.
Some of those who testified be-
• SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH
emerging after a year of intensive
is celebrating its 10th
investigation, the Jewish com- fore the House committee raised
munity is understandably angry, the possibility of the United
Anniversary with a
frustrated and despondent," Tom- States placing sanctions on Ar-
my Baer, international president gentina to keep the government
SENATOR
PHIL
GRAMM

Presidential Candidates
of B'nai B'rith, said in testimony from dodging its responsibility to
before the House International investigate.
"I urge that the Congress of the
Relations Committee, which
Forum and Gala
opened hearings on the bombing United States use its prestige and
economic power to assure mean-
Sept. 28.
• AMBASSADOR ALAN KEYES
honoring Max M. Fisher
"In addition, there is fear ingful investigations of the 1992
which grows out of the realiza- and 1994 terrorist attacks to keep
tion that Argentina remains a the international community and
the families of the victims in-
soft target," Mr. Baer said.
Grand Hyatt Washington
The
July
1994
bombing
of
the
formed," said Ralph Goldman,
SENATOR
RICHARD
LUGAR

AMIA Jewish community center whose son died in the 1992 attack
1000 H Street, NW
in Buenos Aires, which claimed on the Israeli Embassy.
Mr. Goldman served as world
the lives of 86 and left more than
Washington, DC
300 wounded, has been linked to director of the American Jewish
• SENATOR ARLEN SPECTER
Hezbollah, the Islamic funda- Joint Distribution Committee
Presidential
mentalist terrorist organization
Candidates Forum
based in Lebanon, which has
(morning session)
close links to Iran. Several arrests
have apparently led nowhere. A
10:30
am

12:30
pm
GOVERNOR
PETE
WILSON

1992 bombing of the Israeli Em-
bassy in Buenos Aires that killed
Lunch
29 and injured 252 has also been
12:30 pm 2:00 pm
linked to Hezbollah, though no
charges have been brought in
Presidential
AND OTHER INVITED GUESTS
that case, either.
Candidates Forum
from 1976 to 1988. He now serves
Argentina is home to some as honorary executive vice pres-
(afternoon session)
250,000 Jews, Latin America's ident. His son, David Ben Rafael,
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
largest Jewish community. was a senior official at the Israeli
FOR THIS HISTORIC EVENT
Members of Congress as well Embassy in Buenos Aires.
Reception
as a senior State Department of-
Rabbi Avi Weiss, national
6:30 pm 7:30 pm
ficial sharply criticized the Ar-
president of the Coalition for Jew-
gentine
Dinner/Program
investigation of the government's
AMIA bomb- ish Concerns, deplored the
"abysmal" security in Argentina,
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
ing.
saying that Buenos Aires is "ripe
"It is simply inexcusable that for another terrorist attack."
so little progress has been made
He took
the call for sanctions
by the authorities in Argentina," a step
further.
said
Rep.
Tom
Lantos,
D-Calif.
Space is Limited
<
"To prevent further terrorist
That view was supported by attacks in Argentina, it is critical
Philip Wilcox, the State Depart-
that the U.S. government conduct
ment's terrorism coordinator, a full on-site investigation into
For more information
who said, "The evidence points to Argentine security," Rabbi Weiss
please call:
Hezbollah as the bomber." told the committee. "If Argentine
Responding to the sharp crit-
301.468.1695
icism by U.S. officials of his gov- airports are found to be unsafe,
the U.S. government should pro-
ernment's investigation, hibit American carriers from
Argentina's President Carlos landing there. And if the Argen-
Menem said he would instruct tine borders are found to be
his Foreign Ministry to lodge a porous, U.S. citizens should be
formal protest. The World Jew-
not to travel to Argenti-
ish Congress, Anti-Defamation warned
na.
League, B'nai B'rith, American
Rabbi Weiss also charged that
Jewish Committee, Coalition for the government is engaged in a
Jewish Concerns and Delegation cover-up and "lacks the will" to
of Argentine Jewish Associations
joined with relatives of bombing bring its investigation to fruition.
The committee will reconvene
victims in calling for more ac-
Member S1PC
in closed session to hear devel-
countability from the Argentine opments related to the investi- •
1%1 FSTIVN SI‘t I INS7
DAVID BIBER
government and a tightening of gation. A date for the hearing has
— please call -
security to protect against ter-
not been set.
rorism.
• (810) 655-.9500

• SENATOR BOB DOLE

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