A Day to Remember

A few days ago, many people in Israel, especially those from Argentina, remembered the terrible terrorist attach on the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The AMIA bombing was a suicide van bomb attack on the Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA; Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) building in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 18 July 1994, killing 85 people and injuring hundreds. The bombing is Argentina’s deadliest terrorist attack to date. The bombing came two years after the 17 March 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, which killed 29 and wounded 242.

It is a reminder that Jewish populations around the world must always be on guard and be vigilant to protect their communities. When visiting Jewish communities in various countries, it is significant the amount of protection they must have. The main synagogue in Florence, Italy is surrounded by fencing and military guard 24/7. The Jewish school children in Amsterdam, Netherlands must be protected by SWAT teams as they go to and from school. We’ve been in other cities where Jewish grocery stores, etc., require police protection.

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