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Rubio, Cardin Introduce Resolution Honoring Victims of Terrorist Attacks Against Argentina’s Jewish Community

Jul 10, 2024 | Press Releases

As home to the largest Jewish community in Latin America, Argentina has endured multiple terrorist attacks orchestrated by Iranian-backed Hezbollah mercenaries. On March 17, 1992, a truck with explosives detonated at the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29 and wounding more than 200. Two years later, on July 18, 1994, a car bomb exploded at the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, killing 85 and wounding more than 300 people. The attack against the AMIA remains the deadliest terrorist attack in Argentina’s history. 

In a posthumous tribute to the fallen victims and the wounded, and following the 30th anniversary of the terrorist attack against AMIA, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recommit efforts to uphold justice for the victims of these vicious attacks. 

  • “30 years ago, the AMIA Jewish Community Center was the target of a brutal terrorist attack. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit the AMIA museum and witnessed firsthand the tenacity of Argentina’s vibrant Jewish community. Our commitment to justice and accountability remains firm.”– Senator Rubio 
  • “As we honor the victims of the AMIA bombing and the Israeli Embassy bombing in Buenos Aires, we are faced with the tragic reality that antisemitism is on the rise at an alarming pace around the world. As I lead the Congressional delegation later this month to the commemoration of the AMIA attacks, I will reiterate the solemn duty we share to condemn with our words and our deeds all acts of hate and antisemitism wherever and whenever they happen. As we honor the lives lost in these vicious attacks, let us also recommit to continue holding accountable those who seek to terrorize and threaten innocent people in Argentina, in the United States, and around the world.”– Senator Cardin 

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