NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jewish leaders are gathering in South Florida for an event marking the 19th anniversary of the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center that left 85 dead and several hundred wounded.
The American Jewish Committee's Latino and Latin American Institute and more than 40 local Jewish organizations will host a memorial at the Skylake Synagogue in North Miami Beach Thursday evening. Argentine and Israeli diplomats will speak at the event.
The 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association was the deadliest terror attack in Argentina's history.
Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman has charged a handful of former Iranian officials with masterminding the bombing. He has tried for years to get the suspects extradited to face trial in Argentina. Iran denies any involvement in the attack.