Anniversary of Terrorist Attack on Jewish Cultural Center in Argentina

July 17, 2010
Woman in Buenos Aires Touches Sign That Reads Justice and Remembrance

About the Author: Arturo Valenzuela serves as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs.

Sixteen years ago, on July 18, 1994, a car bomb destroyed the AMIA Jewish Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The terrorist attack killed 85 people and injured more than 300 Argentine citizens. It was a tragic and deplorable act.

On this sad occasion, the American people offer our deepest condolences to the victims and their families. We also commend the Government of Argentina for its resolute pursuit of justice, as well as for its role as a regional leader in advancing human rights and in combating terrorism.



Sarah G.
District Of Columbia, USA
July 17, 2010

Sarah G. in Washington DC writes:

Thank you for posting this heartfelt message. These anniversaries are necessary to remember so that tragedies like this never happen again. Thanks, Assistant Secretary Valenzuela!


Pamela G.
West Virginia, USA
July 20, 2010

Pamela G. in West Virginia writes:

Our deepest condolences go to the families of the victims. Also I give Argentina congratulations for keeping this terror attack on the forefront.


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