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Survivor Jorge Cohen talks to the Herald

Monday, March 20, 2017

‘There is an emptiness that hasn’t been filled by justice’

The moment the bomb exploded, Jorge Cohen, a journalist who was a press secretary for the Israeli diplomatic mission in Argentina, was working on the second floor of the Israeli Embassy. He is usually one of the primary speakers at the annual commemorations and one of the most recognisable of the victims, without fail always attending the acts remembering the tragedy each year on March 17.
Cohen shared a few words with the Herald about the 25th anniversary of the bombing and what it means.

What is the significance of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the 1992 Israeli Embassy bombing?

The importance of the anniversary is that time continues without justice. That is the most important part, there is an emptiness that hasn’t been filled by justice. It is the same emptiness that has accompanied us on our last 24 anniversaries — and this is number 25.

Is there hope that some day, justice will be served?
Every day that passes by we have less hope, yet every day that passes the demand for a clarification of what happened and an end to impunity over the terrorist attack grows.

Why hasn’t this case ever been resolved fully in the courts?
It has to do with the judicial authorities, and one can suppose that because of how long they’ve investigated the case for, without providing any answers. For so many years.

What is planned for tomorrow to commemorate the tragedy?
We will have an act for the youth, and we will participate in the central act as we always do at 2.30pm in the afternoon. There are a whole series of acts and ceremonies that will be held on Friday, in remembrance of the victims.

— Herald staff
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