Together Against War in Ukraine
French Festival of Jewish Films - cosponsored by Verbe et Lumière-Vigilance
Exhibition Opening, 11 June 2014: “People, Book, Land”
Paris Town Hall Illumination to honour victims of terror in Jerusalem
Exhibition Opening Copenhagen
Dr. Shimon Samuels meeting Pope Francis
Inauguration Place Simon & Cyla Wiesenthal
News Releases 2023
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
BREAKING NEWS: Wiesenthal Centre Protest Results in France24 Arabic TV Suspending Journalists for Antisemitic Posts
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...”
Read more: BREAKING NEWS: Wiesenthal Centre Protest Results...
Wiesenthal Centre Open Letter to Dutch Prime Minister: “The Netherlands Cannot Allow Infamous BDS Campaign to Poison Universities!”
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).
Wiesenthal Centre Open Letter to France24: “Shocked at Antisemitism of Arabic Channel Correspondents”
Paris, 7 March 2023
In an open letter to France24 Director, Vanessa Burggraf, Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, highlighted a report by CAMERA Arabic on France24 Middle East correspondents.
After having repeatedly documented the biased terminology used by several of these correspondents in covering Israeli-Arab relations, the report investigated their social media footprint over the past decade, revealing cases of open admiration for Hitler, banalization of the Holocaust, glorification of terrorists and justification of violence against Jews... Some quotes:
Wiesenthal Centre Reveals Lebanese/Syrian Antisemitic Press in Brazil - An Open Letter to President Lula
Paris and Buenos Aires, 25 February 2023
A letter to Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, from Drs Shimon Samuels and Ariel Gelblung, Directors for International Relations and of Latin America respectively
We are aware that Brazil strictly condemns antisemitism, and as such, our findings below are an explicit violation of the law.
According to the Brazilian penal code, it is illegal to write, edit, publish, or sell literature that promotes antisemitism or racism. The law provides penalties of up to five years in prison for crimes of racism or religious intolerance and enables courts to fine or imprison for two to five years anyone who displays, distributes, or broadcasts antisemitic or racist material.
We are certain that this case is an exact example of the Brazilian penal code.