• Exhibition Opening, 11 June 2014: “People, Book, Land”
    Exhibition Opening, 11 June 2014: “People, Book, Land”
  • Richard Odier President SWC-France, Paris Town Hall Illumination to honour  victims of terror in Jerusalem
    Richard Odier President SWC-France, Paris Town Hall Illumination to honour victims of terror in Jerusalem
  • Exhibition Opening Copenhagen
    Exhibition Opening Copenhagen
  • Dr. Shimon Samuels meeting Pope Francis
    Dr. Shimon Samuels meeting Pope Francis
  • Inauguration Place Simon & Cyla Wiesenthal
    Inauguration Place Simon & Cyla Wiesenthal

News Releases 2010

"Apologize for Announced Boycott Cruise”

Paris, 20 April 2010

In a letter to Club Med President, Henri Giscard d’Estaing, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels expressed amazement at the French tourism company’s travel advisory: 

Wiesenthal Centre Applauds Gerd Buurman – a Gentile Theatre Director – for Demanding the Close of Cologne "Wailing Wall" Antisemitic Exhibit

Paris,19 April 2010

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre applauded Gerd Buurman - a Gentile theatre director for demanding that the “Cologne Wailing Wall” antisemitic exhibit be closed. 

“Police Ban on Sheikh Yassin Passover March in Drancy to your Ministry’s Credit”

Paris, 8 April 2010

In a letter to French Interior Minister, Brice Hortefeux, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, commended the Minister and the Prefect of the Paris Police for “preventing a blatantly antisemitic demonstration scheduled for last Saturday, 3 April, on the grounds that the gathering presented the risk of violence and disruption to public order.” 

"Easter/Passover Antisemitism Demands Government Response. If Hatemongering Persists, Centre's Pre-Olympic Travel Advisory may Require Reinstatement"

Paris, 7 April 2010

In a letter to Greek Prime Minister and President of the Socialist International, George Papandreou, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, lamented a spate of antisemitic discourse and acts throughout Greece over this Easter/Passover season.

“Stop Funding Palestinian Campaign for Boycott and Hate”

Paris, 23 March 2010

In a letter to UNICEF Executive Director, Ann Veneman, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed consternation at a UNICEF-supported programme that published an advertisement replete with hate. The ad was made known by the Palestine Media Watch,http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=1921.