Argentine president to address summit of Jewish leaders in Buenos Aires

By JTA
March 10, 2016 07:21

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s president will address an international summit of Jewish leaders meeting in Buenos Aires on the anniversary of the 1992 attack on the Israeli Embassy there.

More than 400 Jewish leaders are expected to gather for the Special Plenary Assembly of the World Jewish Congress March 15-17 in conjunction with a meeting of the WJC Executive Committee. The plenary will include discussions on unresolved terror attacks like the embassy bombings, as well as the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in the Argentine capital.

President Mauricio Macri will speak at the opening event of the assembly, where Paraguay’s President Horacio Cartés will be awarded the Latin American Jewish Congress’ Shalom Prize for his support of Israel.

WJC President Ronald Lauder said the gathering will be among the largest in Latin America of international Jewish leaders in recent decades.


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