May 01, 2015
Her Excellency Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
President of the Argentine Republic
Balcarce 50, CP 1064
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Dear Madam President:
We are deeply concerned by two articles published on your website which are rife with conspiracy theories and innuendo unsupported by any facts and besmirching the reputation of late Prosecutor Alberto Nisman. The more recent and very public letter of resignation from the AMIA by Foreign Minister Timerman, which also made references to the same conspiracy theories, has only intensified our concern.
Prosecutor Nisman was a courageous and principled seeker of truth and justice who pursued his investigation of the 1994 AMIA bombing wherever the facts took him.
The articles posted on your official website on April 19, 2015 – “Vulture Funds, Nisman, DAIA: The Money Trail” and April 20, 2015 “Everything Has to Do With Everything (When it Comes to Geopolitics and International Power)” – are filled with distortions and inaccuracies. Indeed, one of the articles refers to a meeting I never participated in, and incorrectly states I am associated with the Jewish Institute for National Security (JINSA).
Madam President, we believe that the cause of justice for the victims of the AMIA terrorist attack, the pursuit of truth and justice in the death of Prosecutor Nisman, the well-being of the Jewish community of Argentina and your administration are ill-served by some in or close to your administration who may be writing and saying things based on personal grievances against the leadership of the Argentine Jewish community and their organizations.
The posting of these articles on your website gives these unsubstantiated and, in some cases, inaccurate claims the imprimatur of the state.
Respectfully, we urge you to ensure that you, as President of Argentina, are not perceived to approve the promotion of these dangerous conspiracy theories echoing some of the basest anti-Semitic falsehoods throughout Jewish history.
Abraham H. Foxman