Communiqués de presse 2013

Le Centre Wiesenthal à l’Académie polonaise des sciences :« Suspendez votre membre antisémite et condamnez-le à l’exil intellectuel. »

Paris, le 10 avril 2013

Dans une lettre adressée à Michal Kleiber, président de l’Académie polonaise des sciences, Shimon Samuels, directeur des Relations internationales du Centre Simon-Wiesenthal, a déploré que « la réputation de cette auguste académie a été entachée, lla semaine dernière, par le sombre fléau de l’antisémitisme »."

M. Samuels faisait référence au soi-disant expert sur les Juifs, le professeur Krzysztof Jasiewicz, dont les propos ont été reproduits dans l’article “Les Juifs sont-ils eux-mêmes coupables ?“ publié dans l’édition spéciale du magazine polonais “Focus“ marquant le 70e anniversaire du soulèvement du ghetto de Varsovie. 

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Paris, 3 April 2013

In a letter to National Assembly Deputy and President of the Association of the Mayors of France (AMF) ,Jacques Pelissard, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, urged that "the AMF, representing 34,486 municipalities nationwide, mobilize local bodies - in major cities, towns, and villages - to contain the rapidly growing scourge of grassroots antisemitism that endangers France itself". Samuels stressed that "Mayors in France are active at both the municipal and the national legislative levels.

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"European Parliament must prevent Tehran from establishing foothold in Europe through Jobbik Party."

Budapest, 7 March 2013

Officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a leading Jewish human rights NGO, at the end of their 3–day mission to Budapest are urging the Hungarian government and the European Parliament to investigate reports of a growing relationship between Iran and the antisemitic and anti-Roma Jobbik Hungarian political party.

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"What is the relationship of 'the pursuit of Judaism' to Food and Agriculture?'"

1st March 2013

In a letter to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General, Jose Graziano da Silva, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for  International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, bluntly asked "the relationship of 'the pursuit of Judaism' to food and agriculture?"

Samuels explained that he had "just sat through the United Nation’s Seminar on 'Assistance to the Palestinian People', which will be
indelibly marked by the comment of the Ambassador of Morocco - speaking for the Arab representatives on the UN Security Council - 'we are here
to stop the pursuit of Judaism in Palestine.'”

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"Launch independent enquiry into how this consultant serving a political agenda was appointed in the first place."

Paris, 27 February 2013

In a letter to UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed grave concern at a UNWatch blog on "Nicola Perugini–a researcher in the Palestinian Territories for UNESCO –who on 22 February, reported in Al Jazeera on a meeting that never took place."