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.