Weekly roundup of world briefs
August 20, 2021
Biden names Marc Stanley, prominent Texas Jewish Democrat, as envoy to Argentina
By Ron Kampeas
(JTA) — President Joe Biden has nominated Marc Stanley, a longtime leader among Jewish Democrats who is active in both Texas politics and Israel lobbying, to be the ambassador to Argentina.
In the role, he will play a role as the U.S. government, along with American Jewish groups, continue to press Argentine authorities to pursue accountability for the attack on the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1994, which killed 85 people and injured hundreds. Iran and Hezbollah are believed...