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Argentina–Israel relations

Argentina-Israel relations



Argentina–Israel relations refer to international relations between Argentina and Israel. Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 31, 1949.


  • History 1
  • Consular relations 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Evita Peron and Golda Meir, 1951

Relations between the two were tied during the early years of Nazi hunting when Israel's Mossad kidnapped former-Nazi Adolf Eichmann despite Argentine protestations of a violation of its sovereignty. Immediately after World War II, Argentina was a safe haven for former Nazi officials because they brought badly needed capital investment and/or technical expertise.

It was further tested when Islamic Republic of Iran over the AMIA terrorist attacks.[1][2]

In 2012, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner met an Israeli-Palestinian delegation and announced that Argentina would spearhead the Latin American role in reinvigorating the peace process in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. In 2010, Argentina announced the intention to join Brazil in recognizing an independent Palestinian state, provoking sharp criticism from Israel.[3]

While Argentina has the largest Jewish population in Latin America, there have been various cases of anti-Semitism in Argentina,[4][5][6] such as the desecration of 58 Jewish graves in La Tablada by unknown peoples in 2009,[7] mostly due to negative stereotypes of Jews controlling business interests and dominating the world through capitalism, as well as Israel's affiliation with the United States.[8][9][10]

Consular relations

Israeli embassy in Argentina

See also


  1. ^ AMIA: la comunidad judía pedirá derogar el acuerdo
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^ Crece el odio a los judíos en Argentina
  5. ^ No sé por qué a los judíos nos odian tanto
  6. ^ Jews in S. America Increasingly Uneasy
  7. ^ ¿Crece el antisemitismo en Argentina?
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^
  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ Embassy of Argentina in Tel-Aviv (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires (in Spanish)

External links

  • Argentine Ministry of Foreign Relations: list of bilaterla treaties with Israel (in Spanish only)
  • Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires
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