New Homeland season references Buenos Aires Jewish center bombing

By JTA
September 22, 2013 16:52

In 3rd season of TV hit, CIA agent presents terrorist, along with map of Argentina and photos of AMIA Buenos Aires Jewish center after it exploded in 1994.

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Bombing of Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA), killing 85 people, in July 18, 1994

1994 Argentina bomb site 370. (photo credit:REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian/Files)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The third season of the television hit “Homeland” will discuss the bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

In the first episode, which is scheduled to air on Sept. 29, CIA agents agree during a meeting on a list of six terrorists who must be captured.

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A CIA agent presents one of the terrorists, along with a map of Argentina and photos of the AMIA Buenos Aires Jewish center after it exploded on July 19, 1994.

“His name is Maijd Javadi. He is a commander with the Islamic revolutionary guard current deputy minister of his intelligence directory. He hasn’t been seen in public since 1994, when the Mossad identified him as one of the men behind the bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires which killed 85 people,” he says about the terrorist.

In reality, Maijd Javadi is not one of the suspects in the bombing, but is an Iranian musician.

News about the attack appearing on “Homeland,” which is modeled after a popular Israeli television series, is spreading through Argentinian social media just one week ahead of the United Nations General Assembly, as local political analysts are speculating about whether the country’s president, Cristina Fernandez, will mention the AMIA bombing and the agreement that the country signed with Iran in order to jointly investigate the 1994 attack.

The foreign ministers of Argentina and Iran in January signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly investigate the AMIA bombing over opposition from families of the victims, the United States and Israel.

The agreement was ratified by the ruling majority in Argentina’s national parliament in February. The Iranian parliament has not yet ratified the agreement.

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