• Exhibition Opening, 11 June 2014: “People, Book, Land”
    Exhibition Opening, 11 June 2014: “People, Book, Land”
  • Paris Town Hall Illumination to honour  victims of terror in Jerusalem
    Paris Town Hall Illumination to honour victims of terror in Jerusalem
  • Exhibition Opening Copenhagen
    Exhibition Opening Copenhagen
  • Dr. Shimon Samuels meeting Pope Francis
    Dr. Shimon Samuels meeting Pope Francis
  • Inauguration Place Simon & Cyla Wiesenthal
    Inauguration Place Simon & Cyla Wiesenthal

News Releases 2020

“What is deemed by our constituency as attacks on a cardinal ethic of Judaism will be construed as an assault on the Jewish people.”

Paris, 3 May 2020

In a letter to Advocate Steven Svoboda, Executive Director of Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (ARC), the Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, protested ARC’s campaign to ban “Brith Mila” Jewish circumcision and “requested Svoboda's comments on our references below.

Paris, 28 April 2020

The Paris suburb of Colombes has seen violence over the last weeks, directed at police, in clashes demanding an end to lockdown.

Since 2015, it came under threat of Jihadist attacks.

Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, noted that, “yesterday, in the same suburb, a 29 year old resident rammed his car into two motorcycle police officers... With a knife found in the car, the driver claimed he acted ‘for the cause of Palestine’.”

“Statements broadcast on social media, such as last week’s French Ambassador at the UN Security Council warning to Israel – if it moves to annexe areas of the West Bank populated by Israelis –, may have aroused youth in Paris to attack French traffic police ‘in the name of Palestine’.”

The perpetrator was arrested and awaits trial. Both policemen were wounded, one in the head, the other in the stomach and legs.

“The Wiesenthal Centre wishes the two officers a speedy and complete recovery,” concluded Samuels.

Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Times of Israel
23 April 2020

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-new-version-of-the-lutheran-new-testament-is-not-good-news-and-should-be-called-out-by-all-christians-as-fake-news/

In the early 16th century, Martin Luther – a German priest and leader of the Protestant Reformation – led a call for pogroms against Jews and synagogue desecration.

In the 1990s, the Lutheran Church belatedly condemned the antisemitism of its founder. A pale rendition of the Catholic ‘Nostra Aetate’.

Paris, 17 April 2020

In a letter to the CEO of ECTVPLAY, Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, condemned the online video platform's Spanish language broadcast this week on Youtube, an 11-minute clip entitled “They Only Tell You What They Want You to Believe” (Solo te digan lo que quieran que tu creas), with British arch-conspiracy theorist, David Icke
(see link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asdf12kAvwE ).

This was based on the original English version from “Success Archive” (broadcast on 25 March), based in Romania, again through Youtube
(see link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPAG9oT34Wo).

“The Purveying of hatred stains Amazon's image everywhere.”

Paris, 10 April 2020

In a letter to Amazon Germany CEO, Ralf Kleber, Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, recalled protesting, in 2017,  the sale online by Amazon Germany (amazon.de) of “Die Rothschilds: Eine Familie beherrscht die Welt” (“The Rothschilds: A Family that Controls the World”), written by conspiracy ideologist Tilman Knechtel.