• 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 2012

"Firebranding of Jewish Schoolboy Points to a New Generation of Breivik-Style Racists for Norway's Future"

"School, police and government's inaction is tantamount to complicity."

Paris, 13 June, 2012

In a letter to Norwegian Minister of Justice, Grete Faremo, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels expressed shock "at the firebanding of a Jewish boy at an Oslo secondary school barbecue on Monday.

"The European Parliament Must Not Become a Podium for Hate"

Paris, 6 June

In a letter to the European Commission Vice-President, Viviane Reding, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, urged her condemnation of the "odious presence in the European Parliament (EP) yesterday of the owner and broadcaster of the racist Radio Marya. 'Father' Tadeusz Rydzyk not only dishonours the Polish Church, he has now tainted the European Union in its own headquarters."

"Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestine People should be Investigated as a Threat to World Peace"

"These three days at UNESCO in Paris were redolent of the antisemitic hatefest at the 2001 UN World Conference against Racism in Durban"

Paris, 1 June 2012

In a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr.Shimon Samuels, expressed "intense disgust at the three-day United Nations International Meeting on the Question of Palestine that concluded today at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris