Articles written by Juan Melamed

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Argentina's president-elect, Javier Milei, visits Lubavitcher rabbi's grave

(JTA) - Javier Milei, a colorful right-wing "anarcho-capitalist" who has said he would like to convert to Judaism, was elected president of Argentina. Milei's passionate love of Judaism and Israel...

 By Juan Melamed    News    October 20, 2023

Argentina, Canada, other countries plan airlifts to help their citizens leave war-torn Israel

(JTA) — Argentina is launching an airlift to evacuate its citizens from Israel, four days after Hamas attacked Israel, killing and wounding thousands of people and spurring a war that could be long-lasting. The Foreign Ministry opened a hotline on...

 By Juan Melamed    News    July 28, 2023

Jewish and Muslim groups gather for meeting

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — In what both organizations are touting as a milestone moment for South American religious groups, leaders from the World Jewish Congress’ Latin American chapter met with leaders from the Muslim World League. Over 40 members...

 By Juan Melamed    News    June 16, 2023

Israel wins third in World Cup

LA PLATA, Argentina (JTA) - The most successful run in Israeli soccer history came to an end on Thursday, as the country's under-20 team lost in the semifinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup to Uruguay....

 By Juan Melamed    News    June 9, 2023

Israel stuns Brazil at FIFA U-20 World Cup to keep its underdog hopes alive

(JTA) — Israel’s under-20 men’s team defeated Brazil 3-2 in the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup on Saturday, their most shocking win in a string of dramatic underdog victories at the tournament. The player who scored the winning goal i...


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