Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler Fellow and director of the Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at The Washington Institute.
Articles & Testimony
Twenty-five years later, some of the perpetrators hold senior positions within the Iranian and Hezbollah leadership, where they continue to oversee international terrorist plots.
In his strongly worded essay for Mosaic, Avi Weiss meticulously documents the painful history of the cover-up of the devastating July 1994 bombing of the AMIA building in Buenos Aires—“the largest single attack,” as he puts it, “against a Jewish community in the Diaspora since the Holocaust,” leaving 85 dead and hundreds wounded. The cover-up was not entirely successful. Despite the dysfunction of the early Argentinean investigation, the eventual removal of corrupt politicians and judges did allow a new team of prosecutors to produce a definitive accounting of the plot and its perpetrators, Iran and Hezbollah. But that still leaves much undone. Not one of the key suspects has been apprehended, let alone tried or convicted...