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:
Letter by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
29 August 2018
You are quoted as claiming that “Zionists... don’t understand English irony.” Indeed ironic, for so many of these so-called “Zionists” were dedicated voters and members of the Labour Party.
London-born of British-born parents, two weeks after World War II, I was raised with an immense respect for the power of water – the 25 miles of Channel that saved 330,000 British Jews, listed in the 1941 Wannsee Protocol among the 11 million Jews in 33 countries targeted for Nazi extermination.
Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Times of Israel
22 August 2018
Simon Wiesenthal and the organization that bears his name have drawn on the lessons of the Holocaust as an international early warning system for Jews and other victims, for the defence of democracy and human rights.
The degree of antisemitism is a guide to those threats.
The “Corbyn factor ” is not limited to the United Kingdom, though domestically, it can become a threat to public order.
Its seeds set a tripwire, able to infect the global system and personified by Corbyn as a possible Prime Minister and, as such, a ‘world leader’ – a threat that must be confronted globally.
Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Algemeiner
23 July 2018
A display in Buenos Aires of pictures and names of victims of the 1994 AMIA bombing,
in which 85 people died and hundreds more wounded. Photo: Reuters/Marcos Brindicci.
In the aftermath of the Six Day War in 1967, my new Argentine wife and I flew to Buenos Aires to meet her family. This began an intimate relationship with the country and its Jewish community.
On a working trip during the late ’70s when Argentina was under a military dictatorship, I visited news editor and journalist Jacobo Timerman in his jail cell to discuss his eventual release to Israel, thus establishing a difficult relationship with his son Hector, who was destined to become Foreign Minister and play a disturbing role in the AMIA case.
Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
12 June 2018
Palestinian and Iraqi Trojan horses at Paris Restitution Committee
A general view of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris (photo Reuters).
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has saluted the new director-general of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, for assiduous denunciation of politicization throughout her first six months in office. Azoulay’s commitment to bring back the organization to a policy of depoliticization and consensus sends a powerful message to the United States and Israel to consider postponing their notices of departure.