Current IssueJQ252 - May 2023
The AMIA Bombing:
An attack on Argentina's Jewish centre in 1994 killed 85 people. It remains unsolved. Why?
This issue of The Jewish Quarterly examines the unresolved questions and political intrigue surrounding the AMIA bombing – a terrorist attack that destroyed the Jewish community centre building in Buenos Aires in 1994, leaving eighty-five people dead and hundreds wounded. None of the culprits has ever been brought to justice. In this remarkable essay, the award-winning author and journalist Javier Sinay pieces together the devastating events that unfolded on 18 July 1994 and their shameful aftermath. Sinay investigates the attack, the failed inquiries, the alleged cover-ups and the mysterious death of Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor who died in 2015, hours before he was due to accuse the Argentinian president of a deal with Iran to obstruct inquiries into the bombing.
The issue also includes Ian Black on the 1991 Madrid peace conference, Mark Glanville on the life and times of the writer Joseph Roth, and more.