Jorge Knoblovits

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Jorge Knoblovits is a Jewish Argentinian Zionist activist who is the vice president of Argentina’s World Jewish Congress and head of the Delegation of Argentine Israelite Associations (DAIA), the biggest Israel lobby in Argentina.

Knoblovits has contributed to the adoption of the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism in Argentina when he was a member of International Relations Commission of the Permanent Assembly for Human Rights of Argentina.1 The IHRA definition has been actively used to purge critique of Israel from the public scene by labeling them as being “anti-semitic” and thus removable.

In 2021, after which the brutal aggression of Israel against Gaza was criticized by the Argentinian government, Knoblovits claimed that such stances against Israel will produce “dangerous prejudice” targetting the people of Israel.2 In the same year after Argentina voted against Israel in the UN and condemned Israel’s violation of human rights against Palestinians, Knoblovits asserted that “ I lament that my country has found allies who don’t respect democratic rights”.3

Knoblovits receives police protection after alleged death threats were issued against him.4

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Related Documents

Jorge Knoblovits standing alongside former Knesset spokesperson Yuli Edelstein (4-L) in an inauguration of a memorial for Alberto Nisman, a Jewish Argentinian prosecutor in 2019
Jorge Knoblovits alongside former Argentinian president Mauricio Macri (C) and director of AMIA (Jewish community center in Argentina) Ariel Eichbaum (far left) in 2019
Jorge Knoblovits in a meeting with Argentinian president Alberto Fernandez after Argentina voted against Israel in a UN vote in 2021
Jorge Knoblovits with Israeli president Isaac Herzog


1: https://www.thej.ca/2021/03/09/top-40-latin-american-pro-israel-advocates-and-leaders-part-4/

2: https://www.lanacion.com.ar/politica/jorge-knoblovits-presidente-de-la-daia-dijo-que-la-postura-de-alberto-fernandez-contra-israel-los-nid31052021/

3: https://www.infobae.com/politica/2021/05/28/la-daia-sobre-la-votacion-argentina-ante-la-onu-lamento-que-mi-pais-encuentre-aliados-que-no-respetan-los-derechos-democraticos/

4: https://www.timesofisrael.com/argentine-jewish-leader-gets-police-protection-following-anti-semitic-threat/

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