4:04 PM, Oct 2, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A new report from the Jewish Telegraph Agency details that the Argentine congress will be fundraising for the terror group Hamas.
"A fundraising campaign for Palestine by the Argentine National Congress is being seen by one Jewish group as an endorsement of Hamas," reports JTA.
The Argentina parliament on Thursday will launch “Palestine Resists, Argentina Arises,” led by the president of the Friends of Palestine Parliamentary Group, Leonardo Grosso; the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Julian Dominguez, who also is a member of the ruling Victory Front party; and the Palestinian ambassador to Argentina, Walid Muaqqat.
The announced objective is to launch several fundraising activities on behalf of “the zone affected by the military Operation Protective Edge.”
During the event, the documentary “Checkpoint Rock: Songs From Palestine” will be screened, followed by a debate led by Pedro Brieger, the Jewish journalist who justified on National Public Television the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in June by Hamas operatives.
In a letter to Dominguez, Shimon Samuels, director of international relations for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Sergio Widder, the center’s director for Latin America, said that “we stand in solidarity with those who have been victims of Hamas’ violence, whether Israeli or Palestinian.”
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2:20 PM, Mar 26, 2014 • By JAIME DAREMBLUM
Late last month, the Spanish energy giant Repsol agreed to accept $5 billion worth of Argentine bonds as repayment for the government’s confiscation of YPF, Argentina’s largest oil company, which was formerly controlled by Repsol until its April 2012 seizure by President Cristina Kirchner. With the South American country mired in financial turmoil and flirting with yet another sovereign default, the true value of its bonds remains to be seen. But for now, President Kirchner appears to have resolved a longstanding dispute that had polluted Argentina’s image and accelerated capital flight.
It's time for the Obama Administration to change our Falklands policy.3:53 PM, Mar 20, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Philip Terzian on his editorial, Stand with the Falklands. Hosted by Michael Graham.
9:50 AM, Mar 18, 2013 • By JAIME DAREMBLUM
There are legitimate territorial disputes, and then there is Argentina’s dispute with Great Britain over the Falkland Islands.
Mar 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 27 • By PHILIP TERZIAN
The American position on the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic should be obvious.
7:15 AM, Dec 13, 2012 • By JAIME DAREMBLUM
Most everyone remembers what happened when Argentina invaded the British Falkland Islands in 1982. Far fewer people remember what preceded—and in many ways provoked—the Argentine invasion.
3:01 PM, Nov 29, 2012 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
The Falkland Islands seem to be popping up in the news a lot in the last month. There was the recent death of Sir Rex Hunt—the governor of the territory during the Argentine invasion—and his obituary must be read to be believed. It's like something straight out of an Evelyn Waugh novel.
9:05 AM, Nov 19, 2012 • By JAIME DAREMBLUM
When Argentine president Cristina Kirchner nationalized the Spanish-owned YPF oil company this past April, Washington Post correspondent Juan Forero proclaimed her “the standard-bearer of populist nationalism in Latin America.”
11:10 AM, Nov 1, 2012 • By JAIME DAREMBLUM
Based on last week’s debate, both President Obama and Governor Romney believe that squeezing the Iranians economically is the best way—and perhaps the only way—to end their nuclear-weapons program without resorting to a military strike. Of course, nobody knows if sanctions will actually work. But if the United States is truly serious about crushing Iran’s economy, it must pursue a more aggressive strategy, and it must put more pressure on Iranian trading partners.
Yes, Argentina should be kicked out of the G-20.8:30 AM, May 8, 2012 • By JAIME DAREMBLUM
Today in Washington, Argentine vice president Amado Boudou will be addressing a Council of the Americas conference on the global economic recovery. I have no idea what Boudou will say in his remarks, and I have no idea how the attendees will receive it. But I do know this: Having a senior member of the Kirchner government speak about responsible economic policy is like having a senior member of the Iranian government speak about religious tolerance.
Cristina Kirchner renationalizes an industry. Apr 30, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 31 • By CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL
Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner cannot claim to be the only world leader to lash out against oil speculators this week. Last Tuesday President Obama used an appearance in the White House Rose Garden to do the same. But Kirchner put her money where her mouth is. She announced she was renationalizing YPF, Argentina’s national oil company, which was privatized in 1993 and still accounts for almost all of the country’s oil production.
Why is the Obama administration siding with Argentina against Britain?9:10 AM, Jan 30, 2012 • By JAIME DAREMBLUM
In 1982, Argentina’s right wing military junta launched a sudden invasion of the Falkland Islands, the South Atlantic archipelago that has been a British possession since 1833.
Does Argentina’s relationship with Iran pose a national security risk to the United States?9:30 AM, Aug 24, 2011 • By JAIME DAREMBLUM
Iran has a lot riding on the survival—both literal and political—of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez. If the Bolivarian revolutionary beats cancer and wins another term as president, Tehran will continue to enjoy a strategic partnership with the world’s fifth largest oil exporter. But if Chávez dies, or if Venezuela’s democratic opposition finds a way to defeat him at the ballot box, the mullahs will lose their most important ally in Latin America, an ally who has effectively turned his country into an Iranian satellite.
12:05 PM, Jul 25, 2011 • By JAIME DAREMBLUM
As Lewis Carroll’s Alice might have said, the relationship between Argentina and Iran just keeps getting “curiouser and curiouser.”