BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — For first time, an Argentinian president will meet with the Israeli survivors and relatives of victims of the 1992 terrorist attack against the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires.
President Mauricio Macri will host in his official residence a group of 30 Israelis on Friday morning, prior to the scheduled ceremony to mark 25 years since the bombing that killed 29 people and injured more than 200.
Previous presidents have met in the past with the families of Argentinian victims.
The delegation that will meet with the president and will participate in the remembrance ceremony includes current Israeli ambassador to India and Sri Lanka Daniel Carmon, who lose his wife Eliora in the attack; former Israeli ambassador to Argentina, who was serving at the time of the bombing Yitzhak Shefi; and the director general of Israel´s Foreign Ministry, Yuval Rotem.
In a ceremony held earlier in the month in Jerusalem to mark the 25th anniversary according to the Hebrew calendar, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted that: “We knew straight away that Iran was behind this heinous attack.”