News Releases 2023
Paris, 21 March 2023
The case of four Arabic-speaking journalists audited and sanctioned by France24 and its umbrella company France Médias Monde is provoking ripples throughout French media.
The newspaper of record, Le Monde, reported that “The French international channel had been berated by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, alerted by a CAMERA investigation report...”
Paris, 17 March 2023
Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, commended the response by the management of France24 and France Médias Monde, following CAMERA’s report and the Wiesenthal Centre’s action addressed to the broadcasting company last week. In view of their antisemitism on social media, one journalist was fired while three others were warned with a call to order.
See full press release by France24:
Paris, 14 March 2023
Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, participated in a meeting, organized by the Anglo-American Press Association in Paris, with Gen. (ret.) Jean-Paul Paloméros, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.
Samuels with Gen. Paloméros
Paris, 13 March 2023
The Wiesenthal Centre’s 7 March protest to France24 “Wiesenthal Centre Open Letter to France24: ‘Shocked at Antisemitism of Arabic Channel Correspondents’” revealed the content of a report by CAMERA on outrageous declarations by several journalists, especially on social media.
Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, had reminded the channel’s Director that “it is the news broadcasting company’s responsibility to vet its collaborators’ reports – as well as their social media footprint – to avoid being associated with blatant outbursts of Jew hatred, calling for violence, glorification of Nazism or of terrorism...”
Paris-Groningen, 13 March 2023
In an open letter to Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, the European office of the Wiesenthal Centre urged the competent Dutch authorities to ban the upcoming “Israel Apartheid Week” at the University of Groningen (see poster below) and apparently on other campuses, organized by the infamous BDS Campaign (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, targeting exclusively Israel and the Jews).