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Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief: Latin America Visit Is Major Opportunity for Netanyahu to Highlight Iranian Threat to Israel, Jewish Communities Around World

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Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief Dovid Efune. Photo: Screenshot.

As the Trump administration weighs its policy options vis-à-vis Iran, highlighting the global danger posed by the Tehran regime is “crucial,” the editor-in-chief of The Algemeiner said during an i24 News interview on Tuesday.

The Islamic Republic’s aggression is a top agenda item during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s current trip to Latin America, Dovid Efune told “Crossroads” hosts David Shuster and Michelle Makori. And recent developments in the investigation into the 1994 AMIA attack — in which 85 people were killed in a bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that was perpetrated by Iran’s Shi’a terror proxy Hezbollah — are helping drive home the point.

“What we’ve seen over the last few weeks,” Efune said, “is a former Argentinean ambassador to Syria confirming a secret visit between the former foreign minister of Argentina, Hector Timerman, and President [Bashar] Assad in Syria, where they arranged to cover up Iranian involvement and Hezbollah’s involvement in this terrible bombing.”

This, Efune noted, was evidence of the “very, very stark way that Iran’s influence on the global scale…is all bad and the world has to stand up to it.”

Regarding Netanyahu’s Latin America journey — which includes stops in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico — Efune said, “I think we’re seeing really a change of face in Latin America, where new opportunities are opening up, new individuals are coming to power…but also Israel is showing a new face to the world, where relations with Israel are about interests…[and] what can we give each other. And Prime Minister Netanyahu has really led Israel into a new era in that regard — in the Far East, in Africa — and South America, Latin America is the latest peg in his belt in these diplomatic successes.”

Watch an excerpt from Efune’s interview below:

The full interview can be viewed here (starting at the 6:00 mark).

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