Delegación de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas
|Ariel Cohen Saban|
DAIA (Delegación de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas) is the umbrella organization of Argentina's Jewish community. As such, it represents the community in official events and conducts its contacts with authorities. DAIA is the Argentine affiliate of the Latin American Jewish Congress and World Jewish Congress (WJC), the world-wide umbrella organization of Jewish communities.
DAIA has been strongly involved in fighting antisemitism in Argentina, and claiming for justice in the 1994 AMIA bombing (AMIA being the body that manages the main operations of the Jewish community in Buenos Aires and other cities, namely education, hospitals, retirement houses, and burial).
In 2007, the group reported that antisemitic attacks in Argentina increased by 32% in 2006 over 2005.
In 2011 the group filed an injunction to stop Google from advertising on 76 "highly discriminatory" websites. DAIA noted, "The common denominator on these sites is the incitement of hate and the call to violence". Indeed, the judge agreed, concluding that "the terms mentioned (in the lawsuit) as well as the results obtained through 'suggested searches' could be described as discriminatory acts and/or at least, incitement and/or encouragement for discrimination".
- "Dateline World Jewry", April 2007, World Jewish Congress
- "Google awaiting court order before changing Argentina search engine". CNN. 19 May 2011.
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