Wiesenthal Center Expresses Solidarity in the Face of Threats Against the President of DAIA, the Umbrella Leadership of Argentine Jewry

February 9, 2021

Buenos Aires and Paris – Dr. Jorge Knoblovits (pictured far left with Ariel Gelblung and Shimon Samuels), President of the Delegation of Argentine Israelite Associations (DAIA), has often received antisemitic threats.

The latest hate letter summons him to a boxing location, announcing that there was a bullet waiting there for him.

The Directors for International Relations and for Latin America of the Wiesenthal Center, Drs. Shimon Samuels and Ariel Gelblung respectively, expressed “total solidarity with the President of DAIA, urging the authorities to identify and condemn those behind the threats, as also to guarantee the personal safety of Knoblovits and those around him."

"The institutions of the Argentine Jewish community have been gravely targetted by bombing attacks in 1992 against the Israeli Embassy killing 29 and the 1994 AMIA Jewish Centre,leaving 85 dead and over 300 wounded.. This was followed by the murder of the AMIA Prosecutor who was investigating the case.All these events are still unresolved...No threat can be taken lightly."

For further information, please contact Dr. Shimon Samuels at +336 09770158 or Dr. Ariel Gelblung at +54 9 11 49695365

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization numbering over 400.000 members. It holds consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS and the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO)


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