Letter to His Excellency President of Argentina Mauricio Macri

December 17, 2015

His Excellency Mauricio Macri
President of the Republic of Argentina
Balcarce 50, CP 1064
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Dear Mr.  President:

We extend our sincere congratulations on your inauguration as President of the Republic of Argentina.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry of all kinds. ADL also works closely with Jewish communities in Latin America including the Delegación de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas.  We fully support the DAIA’s efforts to ensure that Argentina remains a welcoming and secure home for Jews and other minorities, and that the Government is actively engaged in the fight against anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination. We appreciate that in the past you have taken a clear stand against this pernicious form of bigotry, and we hope you will do so as President of Argentina.  

Another priority we share with the Jewish community of Argentina is the unresolved investigation and prosecution of all those involved in the heinous 1994 attack on the AMIA/DAIA building, which killed 85 Argentineans and wounded hundreds more. We respectfully urge you to spare no effort to bring those responsible to justice. We greatly appreciate that one of your first decisions as President was to put an end to the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Argentina and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which enabled Iran to continue to evade responsibility for its role in the attack, and to create a special Secretariat to investigate the suspicious death of chief prosecutor of the AMIA-DAIA bombing case Alberto Nisman.  

We look forward to future opportunities to meet with you and members of your administration to continue working with your government on issues of mutual concern and promoting strong Argentine relations with the United States and the State of Israel.

Pleased be assured of our highest personal regard for the Government and people of Argentina.


Jonathan Greenblatt
National Director


cc:   Chargé d’Affaires a.i.: Minister Carlos F. Mascías, Embassy of Argentina in the United States of America
       Mr. Victor Garelik, Executive Director of the Delegación de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas