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Israel requests new argentinian government to keep Hezbollah in list of terrorist organizations

AJN News Agency.- The AJN News Agency could find that the position was transmited by the General Director for Latin America and Caribbean of the Israel Chancellery, Modi Ephraim, during the farewell of argentinian ambassador, Mariano Caucino. “We think that it has to be a following of the decision of the government of Mauricio Macri”, said.

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AJN News Agency.- Israel Cahncellery request the new argentinian government headed by Alberto Fernández to keep Hezbollah in the list of terrorists organizations, at the time that highlighted that «is a necessary step for keep fighting against [international] terrorism”.

The AJN News Agency could find that the position was transmited by the General Director for Latin America and Caribbean of the Israel Chancellery, Modi Ephraim, during the farewell of argentinian ambassador, Mariano Caucino.

Ephraim explained that the threaten of Hezbollah is not only a consern to Israel and other countries.

“We think that it has to be a following of the decision of the government of Mauricio Macri” of marking the lebanon group inside the terrorist organizations, said the diplomatic.

During the meeting, Ephraim added that the decision of Macri’s government of declaring Hezbollah as a terrorist organization through a decree that also determined the creation of the Public Register of People or Entities Linked to Acts of Terrorism (Repet).

“We expect to continue and deepen the excellent relations that we have with Argentina from the assumption of the new government. That is why the decision to send the Minister of Science, Technology and Space”, Ofir Akunis, to the asumption act of Alberto Fernández the next 10 of december, remarked Modi.

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The israeli official mention the necessity of keeping Hezbollah inside the terrorists organizations not only in function of the relation between Argentina and Israel and other countries “if not with the argentinian people that suffer to attacks”, in reference to AMIA Attack (1994) and Israel Embassy (1992).

“This is a necessary step for keep fighting against terrorism. More than anything beacuse is a country that suffer so much for terrorism and we have no doubt that it must keep working with the new argentinian government in this subject as in other subjects”, underline.

Always speeking with this agency, Modi highlighted that “between both countries with the years the cooperation in water, agriculture, security, innotavation, start ups and other got deeper”.

“Keeping foward with developing this relations is very important. And of course the two communities, the jews in Argentina and the argentinians in Israel, that are an important bridge for both”.

The controversy over Hezbollah began this weekend when Sabina Frederic, an advisor to Alberto Fernández, slipped that the decision of the Mauricio Macri government to label the Lebanese group as a terrorist organization responded to “a demand from the United States”.

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Alberto Fernández, presidente electo de los argentinos. Asumirá su cargo el próximo 10 de diciembre.

“Terrorism is a problem of OTAN countries, not ours”, said Frederic, who is a social anthropologist, professor of the National University of Quilmes, CONICET researcher and member of the intelectual Argentina Agenda group.

The afirmation of Fernández adivsor provoqued an early reject from DAIA, who critizies the iniciative in hands of their president Jorge Knoblovits. He said that “Argentina dosen’t buy a problem as saying that Hezbollah is a terrorist organization. Argentina was liquidation for Hezbollah in the ’90s”.

The decision of qualifying Hezbollah as a terrorist organization was reached in July of this year, days before the aniversary for the terrorist attack against AMIA.

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: (FILE) Firemen and policemen search for wounded people after a bomb exploded at the Argentinian Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA in Spanish) in Buenos Aires, 18 July 1994. 85 people died in the attack which 10th anniversary will be commemorated next Sunday. The Argentine Justice has been unable to discover who has been behind the bombing up to this moment. AFP PHOTO/Ali BURAFI (Photo credit should read ALI BURAFI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Governor of Jewish origin takes office in Argentina’s main province

Agencia AJN.- Axel Kicillof has been sworn in as governor of the province of Buenos Aires, the most important district of Argentina, for the period 2019-2023 before the Legislative Assembly in La Plata.

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Agencia AJN.- Axel Kicillof took his oath today as governor of the province of Buenos Aires, the most important district of Argentina, for the period 2019-2023 at the Legislative Assembly in La Plata.

«It is a very special and important day, and it is especially important for me. I have come to commit myself to work relentlessly and with honesty to rebuild the province of Buenos Aires. I do not intend to be governor of a political space and a sector, I intend to be governor of Buenos Aires’s citizens», said the new governor of Jewish origin.

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Kiciloff is the second son of the three who had the psychoanalyst Daniel Kicillof and the psychologist Nora Barenstein, both non-practicing Ashkenazi Jews. He is married to Soledad Quereilhac, a literature teacher, and they have two children.

Kicillof, who was head of the economy ministry between 2013 and 2015, has sworn in one day after Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner took their oaths in National Congress.

Before assuming as governor, he was national congressman, secretary of Economic Policy and Development Planning of the Economy and Public Finance Ministry.

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Israel Ambassador and important leaders of the Jewish community attend the assumption of Alberto Fernandez

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In the photo: Claudio Epelman, Rab Tzvi Grunblatt, Jorge Knoblovits

AJN Agency – Israel’s ambassador in Argentina, Galit Ronen, and important members of Jewish community organizations are taking part in the assumption of Alberto Fernandez as President this morning, pointing out the beginning of a new relationship between the Argentine government and community entities.

DAIA’s President, Jorge Knoblovits, was part of the event. Conversly, AMIA’s president, Ariel Eichbaum, couldn’t be in the assumption he is in the United States participating in the annual meeting of the American Jewish Committee (AJC). The jewish mutual’s vice president, Leonardo Chullmir, attended in his place.

The head of the Latin American Jewish Congress (LJC), Adrian Werthein, and its Executive Director, Claudio Epelman, were at this morning in the legislative assembly, as well as representatives of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the vice-president of the Argentine Zionist Organization (OSA), Demian Stratievsky, and Rabbis Daniel Goldman and Tzvi Grunblatt, director of Jabad Lubavitch.

The Israeli government had announced the presence of its Minister of Science and Technology, Ofir Akunis, but prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to cancel the official’s visit to Argentina because of the moment of political uncertainty affecting the Hebrew country.

For this reason, Israel will be represented by its ambassador Ronen, who has already met with the new president and handed him a letter of congratulations for the electoral victory. She also sent an invitation to Fernandez to travel to Jerusalem on January 23 to participate in the international forum of leaders who will remember the Shoah on the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation.

Meanwhile, the president of DAIA, Jorge Knoblovits, said to the AJN Agency that for the political representation of the Argentine Jewish community attending the assumption of the new president is «a transcendental act of democracy», while AMIA’s leader, Ariel Eichbaum, expressed the wish that the Jewish mutual preserves on the new government’s management » to encourage dialogue and to consolidate common agreements”.

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Israel Ambassador with Alberto Fernández

«For DAIA, attending to a transcendental act of democracy, the transmission of the leadership from one government to another, is witnessing history,» Knoblovits said.

Always in communication with AJN Agency, the head of DAIA celebrated «the invitation to the Jewish community and remember that the election of December 10 as the date of transmission of attributes, is also the tribute to former President Raul Alfonsin, who determined this date because of the Human Rights Day”.
«We hope to continue along the democratic path and express our best wishes for the next government,» Knoblovits said.

On his behalf, Eichbaum transmitted that «the new authorities will find in AMIA the commitment, willingness and predisposition to work in initiatives aimed to achieve greater equity and social inclusion. From AMIA we hope that «dialogue and the consolidation of common agreements be a part of the new government”.

«We wish the president the greatest success for his term, and we reaffirm our commitment to work together to achieve a promising future for Argentina,» said the leader.

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