Saturday, March 17, 2007

15 years on

Today Buenos Aires observed the 15th anniversary of the deadliest attack on an Israeli diplomatic mission. A Catholic church and a school building were also blown up.

Two years later, there was another attack, this time on the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association.

Maybe you don't think of Latin America as being home to many Jews. I know I didn't before I came here. But there are more than 200,000 Jews in Buenos Aires, Latin America's largest Jewish community.

The embassy bombing remains unsolved. It's common to see synagogues, Jewish schools and other Jewish institutions here behind security barriers.

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