• 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 2018

“From 9 October, they are scheduled to meet in Washington DC with Democratic Congressmen and think tanks close to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.”

Affiliated Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) leader lauded Islamists' work, “despite the efforts of anti-Islamic media directed by Jews.”

Buenos Aires and Paris, 27 September 2018

Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels and Latin America Representative, Dr. Ariel Gelblung, shared with the 35 member-state Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary-General, Luis Almagro, disturbing findings, exposed through the Argentine online Infobae (see link in Spanish):

The reportedly Islamist Deputy Secretary-General of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Abdur Razzaq, will be leading a ten-member Salafist extremist delegation - allegedly linked to the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and ISIS - to meet with political leaders across the Americas.

The Centre noted that “the itinerary begins on 9 October in Washington D.C., where the group is to be received, apparently, at the United States Congress by Democrat legislators and think-tanks close to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.”

Buenos Aires and Paris, 21 September 2018

For years, the Triple Border area between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay was a focus for illegal activities that served to promote and finance terrorism.

This morning, the Brazil Federal Police arrested Assad Ahmad Barakat in Foz do Iguazú, a fugitive agent linked to the pro-Iranian terrorist militia Hezbollah.

“In July, Argentina had frozen Barakat’s assets. In August, Paraguay called for his arrest, now implemented by Brazil. This is the first time that the three neighbouring countries have taken such joint action” said Dr. Ariel Gelblung, Representative of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Latin America.

Dr. Shimon Samuels, the Centre’s Director for International Relations, added: “We have monitored international terrorist activity in the lawless contiguous Triple Frontier region for some 20 years... The Centre commends this arrest and the expected extradition of Barakat to Argentina, as a sign that the three countries will begin to drive Hezbollah out of Latin America... At the same time, we urge a renewed joint enquiry into the 1992 Israeli Embassy and the 1994 AMIA Jewish Centre bombings in Buenos Aires.”

21 Sept. 2018
The Buenos Aires terror attacks: the Israeli Embassy bombed on 17 March 1992 and the AMIA Jewish Centre bombed on 18 July 1994.

“Together, these atrocities left 120 dead and over 400 injured. They were planned and executed out of the Triple Frontier by Iran and its Hezbollah terror arm,” the Centre’s officials concluded.

Still Seeking Justice: One Dutch Holocaust Survivor’s Ongoing Fight With Germany’s Government

Op-ed by Ben Cohen published in The Algemeiner
13 September 2018

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Now 82 years old, Dutch Holocaust survivor Albert de Leeuw worked in the Amsterdam Jewish ghetto from the age of five. 
Photo: Courtesy of Albert de Leeuw.

At the end of the Second World War, Albert de Leeuw was one of several Dutch Jewish children who turned up at the offices of the Jewish community in Amsterdam, searching for family who might have survived the Nazi Holocaust in The Netherlands. On a winter’s day in late 1945 or early 1946 — Albert doesn’t remember exactly — a man he did not recognize came to collect him, announcing himself as Albert’s father and bearing the news that Albert’s mother had come out of the war alive.

“Votes for Netta came mainly from a world-wide ‘telephone call-in’ underpinning the EBU’s Director-General, Noel Curran’s statement:
‘Public service [media] is the bedrock of democratic societies’.”

“EBU has an enemy, bent upon the destruction of its democratic values”... “Ensure that Roger Waters’ boycott campaign ends in the dustbin of Eurovision’s history.”

Paris, 11 September 2018

In a letter to European Broadcasting Union (EBU) President, Jean-Paul Philippot, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed outrage at the BDS campaign against Israel hosting the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

Samuels noted that: “in May of this year, the Jewish world and its friends celebrated Israel’s fourth victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. Netta Barzilai’s song ‘Toy’ led with 529 points followed by Cyprus as runner-up with 436.”

Op-ed by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
4 September 2018

The fate of Labour is, of course, a Jewish concern, but it is not a Jewish issue.

I have just spent time in London to consult with parliamentary leaders from both Houses of Commons and Lords, both Labour and Conservative, in an eerily silent Palace of Westminster, now awakening from its summer adjournment.

This is a reflection of their views: