News Releases 2010
"Kick out Racism Before End of World Cup, Call Off Deportation of Roma Gypsies"
Paris, 6 July 2010
In a letter to Mayor of Paris suburb of St.Denis, Didier Paillard, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr.Shimon Samuels, noted that “a shantytown, Hanul, in your city St-Denis, that has been home to over 150 Roma Gypsies for the last ten years, is to be demolished and the residents forcibly removed.
"Identity Theft of Holocaust and Antisemitism Delegitimize the Jewish Narrative"
Astana, Kazakhstan, 30 June 2010
The OSCE Berlin Declaration of 2004 included, on the one hand, the denial, relativization and trivalization of the Holocaust and, on the other, the abuse of developments in Israel and the Middle East, as contributing factors to antisemitism.
“’A Quisling Syndrome’ is Clearly Demonstrated When Oslo University Votes to Boycott Israel While 13,824 Dead Refugees on its European Doorstep are Sent to Oblivion – Withdraw this Mischievous Motion”
Paris, 22 June 2010
In a letter to Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr.Shimon Samuels, noted that “this weekend, 20 June, marked ‘International Refugee Day’ to celebrate the contribution made by refugees and migrants to their host countries and also the injustices they face”.
“Contain Netherlands Antisemitic Epidemic or It Will Metastasize Throughout the Continent”
Paris, 15 June 2010
In a letter to European Union Foreign Minister, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, explained that “due to the current political vacuum in the Netherlands following General Election, we are requesting your intervention to investigate the rampant epidemic in antisemitic incidents in that country”
“Call Syria to Order for Blood Libel and Expel Racism from the Human Rights Council”
Paris, 10 June 2010
In a letter to United Nations Human Rights Commissioner, Navi Pillay, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, strenuously protested "the racist language of Rania Al Rifaiy, the Syrian delegate to your United Nations Human Rights Council.”