Call for Action! Help the Jews of Argentina
17, 2002) The community in Buenos Aries Argentina
is in danger! Argentina's approximately 200,000
Jews have been hit hard by the country's economic
crisis, which erupted into street riots in which
25 people were killed earlier this month. I
am in contact with Jews in the city and surrounding
areas of Buenos Aires. Argentina has the largest
Jewish community in Latin Americaand,
an incredible anti-Semitic problem. Many want
to like to leave the country but don't have
the funds to. Contacts in Buenos Aires have
told me that there are many Jews in Argentina
who are actually starving. The population is
dire need of insulin for diabetics and other
month ago the government of Argentina froze
all bank accounts, not allowing anyone access
to their money. The government of Argentina
is the same one whose own police was involved
in the bomb attack on the Jewish community headquarters
and the Israeli embassy. They covered up information
which delayed the arrest of the terrorists.
It is now known this same group had ties to
Osama Bin Ladens Al Quaeda.
Jews in Argentina have lost their homes, and
some sleep in the street. Jewish businesses
have collapsed due to economic crisis in the
banking world, and those that have not have
been greatly affected by severe looting.
Jews are making Aliyah to Israel, and the government
in Israel is welcoming them with open arms.
Many Jews have fled to neighboring Chile, but
many thousands more want to go to Israel. I
have no affiliation, I just know of the good
work one important organization is conducting.
I ask all my fellow Jews to find within your
heart to support or brothers in Argentina during
this critical time by making a donation of sedakah
to the Jewish Agency for Israel.