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Relations between the two were tied during the early years of Nazi hunting when Israel's Mossadkidnapped former-NaziAdolf Eichmann despite Argentine protestations of a violation of its sovereignty. Immediately after World War II, Argentina was a safe haven for former Nazi officials because they brought badly needed capital investment and/or technical expertise.
Juan Perón's government was the first in Argentina to allow Jewish citizens to hold office.
In 2012, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner met an Israeli-Palestinian delegation and announced that Argentina would spearhead the Latin American role in reinvigorating the peace process in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. In 2010, Argentina announced the intention to join Brazil in recognizing an independent Palestinian state, provoking sharp criticism from Israel.1