Jews and anti-Semites clash in Argentina

At least five arrested as demonstrators waving anti-Semitic signs crash Yom Ha'atzmaut ceremony.

May 18, 2009 09:01
Jews and anti-Semites clash in Argentina

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At least five people were arrested Sunday after a clash between anti-Semitic demonstrators and Jews in Argentina. The fighting broke out when demonstrators waving anti-Semitic signs crashed a Buenos Aires ceremony held by a Jewish group marking Israel's 61st Independence Day, which was celebrated last month. An anti-discrimination police unit had to escort Israeli Ambassador Daniel Gazit away from the scuffle, AFP reported. Argentina's large Jewish community has been targeted by two deadly terror strikes. In 1994, 85 people were killed and 300 were wounded in a car bombing at the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, and two years earlier, 22 people were killed and 200 were hurt in an attack on the Israeli embassy.

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