A young Orthodox lawyer has been elected president of the Jewish community in Argentina (AMIA). Amos Linetzky was elected by the Assembly of Representatives of the community, which has been led by the Orthodox bloc since 2008. He will replace Ariel Eichbaum as president.
Linetzky, 42, married and father of three children, is a member of the United Religious Party (BUR). He was elected Monday night as president of the umbrella organization of the Jewish communities in Argentina (AMIA).
Linetzky graduated with honors from the National University of Buenos Aires in 2003. “Linetzky has a solid academic, professional and leadership background,” the AMIA press release stated. “In 2007, he completed a master’s degree in international law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Previously, in 2004, he completed his master’s degree on ‘The Right to Economic Integration’, from the Paris Sorbonne University and the Universidad del Salvador in Argentina.”
In 2007, he completed a Master's degree in international law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.AMIA press release.
Previously, in 2004, he completed his master’s degree on ‘The Right to Economic Integration’, from the Paris Sorbonne University and the Universidad del Salvador in Argentina.”
Linetzky works as a legal adviser on international contracts, participation of companies in public tenders, corporate, business and administrative law and intellectual property.
The new AMIS Board of Directors, constituted at the beginning of the week, will take office on June 7.
1994 terror attack
Since the terrorist attack on the Jewish community in 1994 which killed 85 people, AMIA has maintained a close interest in society and the media in Argentina, as a victim and prosecutor of the attack.
The leadership of the community confronted Argentinian governments which downplayed the attack, as when former president Cristina Kirchner signed an MOU on the case with Iran in 2013.