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Friday, September 20th, 2013

Samba – Israeli style

MAS QUE NADA: One of the most famous Samba pieces

This is the website of their agent:

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

German Jewish Heritage in Argentina

Amazingly this comes from Germany’s Deutsche-Welle (German Wave) News Service

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Jews from Arab countries: the forgotten refugees of 1948

Interesting article about Jewish Refugees from the Arab World found in an Jewish-Argentine Periodical: Iton Gadol News, the Jewish world in Spanish.

Jews from Arab countries: the forgotten refugees of 1948
Iton Gadol News – August 7, 2013

Itongadol. – The Google search for “1948 refugees” produces about 6 million results. Almost all (at least until page six) speak of Palestinian refugees, as if they were the only 1948 refugees. However, it is estimated that since the beginning of the 1948 war between Arabs and Israelis to the 1970s, about 1,000,000 Jews fled or were expelled from their ancestral homes in Muslim countries. 260,000 of these refugees came to Israel between 1948 and 1951 and comprised 56% of all immigration to the fledgling state.

While the facts are true, the presentation is a bit off. 1948 primarily saw Arabs being refugees. Most Jewish refugees came later.

Still, one can read the article. It is interesting. If you cannot read Spanish, a translation engine might help.

Argentina has a large and influential Jewish population.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Argentina sold Yellowcake to Israel

Argentina sold yellowcake to Israel for nuclear program

Foreign Policy report, based on previously classified documents released by U.S. National Security Archives, shows that Israel sought Argentina’s help to develop its nuclear program after France imposed an arms embargo on the Middle East.

Eli Leon

Argentina helped Israel develop its covert nuclear program by selling the Jewish state dozens of tons of uranium oxide, classified documents published by U.S. magazine Foreign Policy indicated on Monday. Yellowcake is a powdered form of uranium that can be used to fuel a nuclear reactor to produce plutonium for building weapons

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Wow! Put aside any notions that Argentina is anti-Semitic.

Supposedly, this was going on in 1964.

Now wonder Begin gave Argentina help during the Falklands War. (Click Here)

Actually, though there are incidences of Anti-Semitism in Argentina – as there are in every nation – Argentina has been relatively friendly – though not perfect  – to the Jews.

A Rabbi’s Tale – about Jews in Argentina
Note: (7:20) requirement for a Catholic President changed in 1994, not the 1980s, as the rabbi claims.
However, there were no religious requirements for other offices.

Birthright Israel – Jewish Argentines visit Israel (untranslated)

As this video shows, there are plenty of Jewish groups in Argentina

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