News in Brief

Pro-Palestinian slogans outside Rome synagogue

Protesters chanted pro-Palestinian slogans outside Rome's Great Synagogue during mass student protests on Thursday that turned violent.Rome's Jewish community president Riccardo Pacifici said some of the demonstrators waved Palestinian flags while hooting and shouting anti-Jewish slogans outside the Great Synagogue of Rome. The synagogue has been closely guarded, with police cars sitting on the street outside, since a Palestinian terror attack in 1982 that killed a toddler and left scores injured. (JTA )

Argentina won't give details on Iran talks to AMIA survivors

Argentina's Foreign Ministry rejected a request from the Jewish community and survivors of the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing for information about current negotiations with Iran over the case. In refusing the request made through the judiciary, the ministry's attorney, Agustin Medrano, said late last week that "as a process of diplomatic negotiations between states, the parties have agreed [not to divulge] their content during negotiations. Dr. Alberto Nisman, general prosecutor in the AMIA case, had asked the Foreign Ministry to disclose information on the negotiations held two weeks ago between Argentina and Iran, which is believed to be behind the bombing, which killed 85 people. (JTA )

Foreign films to star at Jerusalem festival

The Second Anthropological Film Festival opens in Jerusalem on November 27, with a performance by System Ali, a multilingual hip-hop ensemble from Jaffa. It will be following by the screening of "Sunday in Brazzaville," a joint Spanish-Congolese documentary whose theme is African cultural liberation. The three-day festival, a collaboration with the Hebrew University's Sociology and Anthropology Department, will include films from around the world as well as lectures and workshops. (Nirit Anderman )