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Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
14 December 2015

“The anti-Israel offensive was launched not by BDS marchers, but by European and UN diplomats endorsing delegitimization of one of those 195 member-states hosted by France.”

14 Dec. 2015
Environmentalists demonstrate near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, as the World Climate
Change Conference 2015 (COP21) meets, December 12, 2015 (photo Reuters).

The much-vaunted United Nations COP21 Climate Talks opened on November 30 in the suburban former Le Bourget airport under “red” security conditions in a traumatized Paris, a week after the terrorist massacre that took more than 130 lives.

More than 40,000 people convened with the extravagant aim to save the planet for future generations by containing global warming and curbing greenhouse gas emissions, even though resistance to the conditions of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol at subsequent gatherings wrapped the current Summit in skepticism.

Éditorial de Shimon Samuels paru en anglais dans The Jerusalem Post
le 16 novembre 2015

L'antisémitisme, l'antisionisme, l'antiisraélisme qui sévissent en Europe ne servent que les ennemis mutuels d'Israël et de l'Europe.

 16 Nov. 2015
Une femme tient une bougie en honneur des victimes d'un attentat.
Paris, 15 novembre 2015 (photo Reuters).

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Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
20 September 2015

Mutual loathing is equally served by competitive squabbles for brownie points in raising the bar of anti-Israeli discourse and violence.

20 Sept. 2015
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat (left) waits for a foreign visitor at the Palestinian
presidential offices in Ramallah last year (photo Reuters).

Last week, the Palestinian National Council (PNC) was due to meet after a very long hiatus. Once again, it has been postponed indefinitely.

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Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jewish Journal
9 July 2015

9 July 2015
The Kotel (photo Wikipedia).

The 39th UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC) has just ended its ten day annual meeting, this year in Bonn, Germany. Once again,the Wiesenthal Centre was the only accredited Jewish NGO.

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Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Times of Israel
5 June 2015

In 1991, upon independence from the crumbling Soviet Union, the Latvian post office issued a set of postage stamps in honour of its previous 1940’s ‘independent’ Air Force, each plane decked with the swastika. It was our appeal to the Universal Postal Union that led to their withdrawal.

In similar situations, the Charter or mission statements of the World Trade Organization (WTO),the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO),UNESCO, the Council of Europe (CoE), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and others of the global alphabet soup have proven useful benchmarks in naming, blaming and shaming their states-parties, whether for antisemitism or, increasingly, boycott.