Argentina FM Timerman to address Jewish Agency
By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
November 3, 2011 14:46
Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman will attend the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Board of Governors in Buenos Aires later this month, the Jewish group said on Thursday.
“Timerman is a prominent world leader and an eminent figure of the Argentinean Jewish community,” a spokesperson said for JAFI said. “We are delighted to have him join the conversation at the Board of Governors meeting hosted by the Argentinean Jewish community, which will deal with the future of Latin American Jewry, its ties with Israel, and the future security and prosperity of the Jewish people.”
Timerman is the son of the late Jacobo Timemeran, a Jewish publisher who immigrated to Argentina from Ukraine in the early 20th century. Before being appointed to his current position in 2010 he served as Argentina’s ambassador to Washington. Other senior politicians are expected to attend the event in Buenos Aires including Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor and Intelligence and Atomic Energy Minister Moshe Yaalon.