New York, NY, July 17, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed solidarity with the Jewish community of Argentina in commemoration of the 21st anniversary of the bombing of the AMIA-DAIA building in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994, and paid tribute to the memory of the late AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
ADL renewed the call for justice for the bombing victims and a thorough, transparent, and complete investigation of Mr. Nisman’s death.
Barry Curtiss-Lusher, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:
We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community of Argentina and remember the 85 lives lost 21 years ago. Every year since then, we have called for the perpetrators of this heinous attack to be brought to justice. And yet, more than two decades later, the families, the Jewish community, and the people of Argentina have been met with obfuscation, delays, and even roadblocks.
On this anniversary, we also honor the memory of Alberto Nisman, the chief prosecutor of the AMIA-DAIA bombing who was found dead on January 18, 2015. Prosecutor Nisman was a courageous and principled seeker of truth and justice who cared deeply for the victims of the AMIA bombing, their families and pursued his investigation wherever the facts took him.
Twenty-one years is too long for justice to be denied. Argentina must resolve this case, prosecute the perpetrators and achieve justice and closure for the victims.