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Menendez Announces Committee Approval of Resolution Honoring Victims of Terrorist Attacks Against Argentina’s Jewish Community

WASHINGTON – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today led the Committee’s passage of his bipartisan resolution honoring the victims of the largest terrorist attacks perpetrated against a country in Latin America: the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Argentina and the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Center.

In addition to condemning the attacks, the resolution expresses the United States’ solidarity with Argentina’s Jewish community, the largest in Latin America, as well as victims of the attacks and their families. It also urges renewed efforts by the international community to ensure that the Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorists that perpetrated the attacks finally face justice for their crimes.

“With rising levels of anti-Semitism worldwide, it is more important than ever that the United States stand in unequivocal solidarity with Jewish communities, condemning anti-Semitism no matter where it rears its ugly head and demanding justice for the victims of any hate crimes,” Chairman Menendez said. “Today’s passage of this resolution does just that. It sends a clear message that we will never forget the victims of the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy and the 1994 AMIA Jewish Community Center in Argentina, and that we will continue to demand accountability for these attacks, regardless of how long it takes.”

Joining Menendez in cosponsoring the resolution were Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).

Find a copy of the resolution HERE.



Juan Pachon