Communiqués de presse 2013

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“We now urge you to publicly condemn Judeophobic stereotyping on television and to plan a programme on the dangers to France of rampant antisemitism.”

Paris, 10 October 2013

In a letter to Canal+ President, Bertrand Meheut, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, congratulated the private television channel for “suspending the programme of Sébastien Thoen, following the intervention of our partner organization, the BNCVA (Bureau national de vigilance contre l’antisémitisme) and ourselves.”

- « Le Pire Délinquant 2013 » est décerné à l'Egypte, et particulièrement a la maison d’édition égyptienne Al Ahram pour ses ouvrages conspirationnistes.

 - Le deuxième prix revient à l’Iran, « Pire Délinquant 2012 », pour sa littérature enfantine qui exalte le martyre et le djihad.

- La récompense pour « l'absence de la haine » est attribuée à la Turquie pour la deuxième année consécutive.

Francfort, le 14 octobre 2013

Pour la onzième année consécutive, le Centre Simon-Wiesenthal demeure la seule Organisation non gouvernementale à surveiller les incitations à la haine et à la violence sur les stands de la Foire du Livre de Francfort. Avec plus de 7 400 exposants venus de 100 pays et plus de 300 000 visiteurs, ce salon est la plus importante réunion internationale annuelle du monde de l’édition.

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"Conviction follows Wiesenthal Centre's Protest and criminalizes 
concepts once current during the 1941-944 Finnish alliance with Nazi 
Germany"

Paris, 22 October 2013

Juha Karkkainen, founder of the department store network that bears his
name, has been fined 45,000€ for "inciting to hatred against an ethnic
group" in his free distribution newspaper 'Magneetti Media'.  The Court
ordered him to remove the antisemitic articles from the Magneetti website.

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“International Children’s Agencies urged to endorse Centre’s designation of terrorism against children as a crime against humanity.”

Beslan, Russia, 3 September 2013

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, was invited by the Russian Holocaust Centre to keynote an international conference on “Children – Victims of Terror.” This was held, in Beslan and the Wladikavkaz State University, on the ninth anniversary of the 3 day siege of 1,100 hostages—including 770 children—at the Beslan school in North Ossetia Caucasus, Russia.

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“ 'Olympic Truce' General Assembly Resolution 48/11 Binds the UN in Sharing the Responsibility for IOC Positions and their Consequences.”

Paris, 12 September 2013

In a letter to Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), Wilfried Lemke, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, called for newly elected International Olympic Committee President to be pressed to resign forthwith his Chairmanship of German agency for boycott of Israel.