James Edward Johnson

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New Buenos Aires Police Chief is Suspected Accessory in Anti-Jewish Terror Attack

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Argentina is among the better places for Jews living in South America.  While my Jewish friends in Venezuela were prepared to flee on a moments notice and making long term plans to live in other countries, my Jewish friends in Argentina were mostly worrying about vandalism and lower level hate crime.

That said, Argentina was the site of one of the severest terror attacks on Jews in  South America.  In 1994, an Iran-backed Hezbollah attack on the AMIA (Argentine Jewish Mutual Aid) building murdered 85 and injured 300.

Now, one of  the police who so bungled the case that he might have made himself an accessory after the fact (or worse) is getting the top police job in Buenos Aires:

Buenos Aires city mayor Mauricio Macri has appointed Jorge Palacios, a disgraced  former Argentine Federal Police officer suspected of involvement in the cover up of the AMIA massacre, to be the head of the city’s first autonomous police force. Such is the strength of the suspicions attaching to Palacios’s role in the aftermath of the AMIA attack that State Prosecutor Albert Nisman is believed to be on the point of indicting him on charges of having warned a suspect , Kanoore Edul,  that he was  under investigation and that his home was about to be raided by the police.

via AMIA Suspect Gets Top Cop Job at Z-Word Blog.

Such is the situation of Jews in many places in the world.  Even when Jews are relatively well off, they face dangers considered unacceptable to most other peoples.  This is one of the reasons why Israel is so important.  When other states refuse to protect Jews, whether out of malice or negligence, Israel is there to protect and receive them as needed.

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Written by JamesEJ

Friday, July 3, 2009 at 7:26 pm

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