Saturday, September 18th | 13 Tishri 5782

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2017


Mauricio Macri

President of Argentina

Since becoming president in December 2015, Mauricio Macri has ushered in a new era in his country’s relationship with its Jewish community – the largest in Latin America – and Israel.

One of his first acts in office was annulling the memorandum of understanding his predecessor, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, signed with Iran – an agreement that was widely viewed as an attempt to cover up the role the Tehran regime played in the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing in Buenos Aires.

Macri is a proponent of further investigations into the attack and the unsolved 2015 death of Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor in the AMIA case who many believed was killed due to his effort to bring the truth to light.

In September, Macri welcomed Prime Minister Netanyahu to Argentina on the first-ever visit there by a sitting Israeli prime minister. (Photo credit: Wikipedia.)


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