News Releases 2017
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre urged Chancellor Angela Merkel “ to suspend this unthinkable agreement until the Palestinian Authority removes all names of terrorists from all sectors of Palestinian sport and their acts of terror be publicly condemned by Ramallah”
Paris, 7 February 2017
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed revulsion that “today's Germany could be associated through sport with the blatant sanctification of Jew-killers, thereby evoking the shadows of the 1936 Nazi Olympics and the 1972 Munich Olympics atrocity.”
The German representative to "Palestine", Peter Beerwerth, has announced 'his pride' in financing the Palestinian sports agency responsible for naming all stadiums, tournaments and clubs in honour of the terrorist murderers of Jews. Among them is the organizer of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre of the Israeli athletic team who was also responsible for the murder of two American diplomats.
“This blood libel could have been drawn from the ravings of Hitler to the genocidal Charter of Hamas.”
Paris, 6 February 2017
On behalf of the Centre’s members in Germany and Austria, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed outrage at “Amazon.de promotion of “Die Rothschilds: Eine Familie beherrscht die Welt" (“The Rothschilds: A Family that Controls the World”).
"This edition is dedicated to the memory of all victims of terrorism – from Paris to Jerusalem, Nice to Berlin and beyond and all who are dedicated to freedom of expression, religious tolerance, the defense of fundamental rights and against incitement to hate and violence."
Paris, 1 February 2017
The late Simon Wiesenthal compiled a calendar of Man’s inhumanity to Man, entitled “Every Day a Memorial Day”.
For the 12th year the Simon Wiesenthal Centre-Europe presents a counterpart calendar based on hope.
The Centre's Director for International Relations,Dr.Shimon Samuels, explained that " 'Every Day a Celebration Day', focuses upon Man’s relationship with his Creator, by listing the religious holidays of the rainbow of faith communities residing in Europe and beyond."
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"UN must Stop Palestinian 9 January Demand for Expulsion of Israel Football Association from FIFA"
Paris, 6 January 2017
Addressing the newly elected UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres - due to the currently vacant position of UN Special Advisor on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) - the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels noted the role of the UNOSDP in its mission statement, as 'raising awareness about the use of physical activity in sport and play as powerful tools in the advancement of development and peace’...". The Letter pointed out that on "13 December 2016, UNOSDP signed a partnership with the Football Association."