May 25, 2013
Timerman insists AMIA case be relit to be seen, 'across all forums'
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman insisted the government relight the case over the AMIA attack, by suggesting it be looked at “across all forums,” after visiting the American Jewish Community (AJC) this week. He then explained how Argentina were committed to maintaining the plea to the court, for justice over the terrorist attack which occurred in Buenos Aires, July 18 1994, leaving 85 dead.
During an interview Timerman mentioned that “in the Second World War, the Holocaust was the main attack on the Jewish community; by the amount of people killed. The attack on the AMIA was the main attack against the Argentine Jewish community.”
Timerman had taken part in the meeting which was held last Thursday in the Government House alongside President Cristina Kirchner, with a representative from the AJC and the Israelian Ambassador to Argentina, Daniel Gazit.
The Foreign Minister further explained that “it was a meeting between friends really, with a lot of trust, where the topics were spoken about openly”, maintaining that David Harris (executive director of the AJC) and Cristina Kirchner “have known one another for years.”
“They were able to have a conversation about foreign relations with the United States, Israel and Latin America, the Jewish Community and especially the case of the AMIA attack”, Timerman said.
He concluded that, “there is no doubt that the Argentine government, being this one or any other government that comes along, will always maintain the highest level of care towards reaching justice” for the AMIA case.