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18th January 2018 - RealClear Defense

The Murder of a Terrorism Prosecutor: What Alberto Nisman Continues to Teach Us

Toby Dershowitz

On January 18, 2015, Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found bludgeoned and shot to death in his normally well-protected Buenos Aires apartment. His assassination was likely one more attempted cover-up in a long list of cover-ups associated with Argentina’s deadliest terrorist...

14th December 2017 - Quoted by staff - The Tower

Experts: Treason Charge Against Argentinian Ex-President Vindicates Murdered Prosecutor

Mark Dubowitz, Toby Dershowitz

In an op-ed published in The New York Times on Monday, Mark Dubowitz and Toby Dershowitz, argued that the treason charge sought against Argentinian ex-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and a number of her top aides, vindicates the late Alberto Nisman’s investigation into the 1994...

2nd June 2017 - Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Argentine Officials Focused on Iranian Responsibility for AMIA Atrocity

Toby Dershowitz

Iran’s responsibility for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires is now the focus of renewed efforts by Argentine officials investigating the atrocity, as pressure builds on the country’s former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, following the announcement of...

18th January 2017 - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Honor Alberto Nisman’s sacrifice by continuing his probe of Iran

Toby Dershowitz

On Jan. 18, 2015, Argentine terrorism prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head in what was almost certainly murder, not suicide. Whoever murdered him didn’t just want to kill him but rather his body of work. They wanted to bury the revelations he was about...

18th July 2016 - Real Clear World

Obama Can’t Let Iran Get Away With Murder

Toby Dershowitz

The Obama administration has long said it will hold Iran accountable for acts of terrorism. It now has a chance to prove it: Interpol red notices for five former Iranian officials found culpable in Argentina’s deadliest terrorist attack are about to come up for renewal.

14th April 2016 - Quoted by Ben Cohen -

Justice for Alberto Nisman and the AMIA Jewish center victims inches closer

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank this week presented its Alberto Nisman Award for Courage to Judge Royce Lamberth.

18th January 2016 - The Hill

US Should Help Argentina Solve Terrorism Case

Toby Dershowitz

Will the presidential victory of Mauricio Macri in Argentina finally bring justice to the victims of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires? Will it solve the murder of the AMIA investigation’s special prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, one year ago? Or will...

4th December 2015 - Quoted by JP Carroll - The Daily Caller

Officials Pin Prosecutor’s Death To His Investigation Into Anti-Semitic Terrorism

Toby Dershowitz

The execution style death of a prosecutor investigating anti-Semitic terrorism in Argentina back in January might have been a political hit job related to Iran and was definitely “murder,” according to the new Anti-Corruption Minister.

7th October 2015 - The Washington Times

Argentine Murder Mystery

Clifford D. May

When heads of state gather, as they did for the United Nations General Assembly last week, you have a choice: Tune out or prepare to be bathed in blather, boilerplate and blatant lies. That said, the remarks of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner deserve at least a few minutes...

25th March 2015 - Quoted by Linette Lopez - Business Insider

AEROTERROR: A regular flight from Caracas to Tehran carried more drugs and money than people

Toby Dershowitz

From 2007 to at least 2010, there was a flight from Caracas, Venezuela to Tehran, Iran that made a stop in Damascus, Syria.

20th March 2015 - Cited by Linette Lopez - Business Insider

Dead Argentine Prosecutor Was Zeroing in on a Terror Threat to the Entire Western Hemisphere

Tony Badran

As days go by, the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman — who was found dead in his locked apartment two months ago — becomes murkier in his home country. But in the US it appears to be coming into focus.

18th March 2015 - PR Newswire

La FDD lanza el sitio para alojar documentos clave e información actualizada sobre

La Foundation for Defense of Democracies (Fundación para la Defensa de las Democracias) lanzó hoy, un recurso para funcionarios gubernamentales, el cuerpo diplomático, los encargados de formular políticas, periodistas, la comunidad jurídica y otra partes interesadas en...

18th March 2015 - FDD Press Release

FDD Launches to House Key Documents and Updated Information

Washington, DC -- The Foundation for Defense of Democracies today launched, a resource for government officials, the diplomatic corps, policy makers, journalists, the legal community and others interested in the work of the late Argentinian prosecutor.

16th March 2015 - Quoted by Linette Lopez - Business Insider

Bombshell Report Alleges Argentina, Iran, and Venezuela Were Once All Bound Together

Toby Dershowitz

Three former Venezuelan government officials who defected from Chavez's regime spoke to the Brazilian magazine Veja about this alleged alliance, which included a deal to get Argentina to remove the names of Iranians suspected of being involved in the deadly bombing of AMIA, a Jewish center...

19th February 2015 - The National Interest

The Long Arm of Iranian Terror

Toby Dershowitz

In recent weeks, an Iranian diplomat based in Uruguay hurriedly left the country after suspicions that he was involved in nefarious activities, purportedly involving a plan to bomb the Embassy of Israel in Montevideo, the nation’s capital.

19th February 2015 - Cited by JTA

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Names Award for Nisman

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies named an honor for Alberto Nisman, the Argentinian prosecutor who investigated the 1994 AMIA bombing.

12th February 2015 - FDD Press Release

FDD Establishes ‘Alberto Nisman Award For Courage’ To Honor Heroic Argentine Special Prosecutor

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies today established the “Alberto Nisman Award for Courage” to honor the late Argentine special prosecutor who worked tirelessly to bring to justice those responsible for the 1994 terrorist bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center.

12th February 2015 - Cited by the Washington Free Beacon

Award Established to Honor Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies announced on Thursday the creation of the Alberto Nisman Award for Courage in honor of the Argentine special prosecutor who was found dead the day before he was set to testify on Iranian connections to a massive terrorist attack in Argentina.

10th February 2015 - Sun News Network

The Source

Toby Dershowitz

FDD Vice President of Government Relations and Strategy Toby Dershowitz explains how the case of Alberto Nisman reveals Iranian involvement in South America.

4th February 2015 - Huffington Post

Huff Post Live

Toby Dershowitz

FDD Vice President of Government Relations and Strategy Toby Dershowitz participates in a panel on the ongoing investigation into the death of Alberto Nisman.


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