Paris, 6 February 2019

US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Thomas H. Goldberger, responded to the Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, that:

“On receipt of your letter, I immediately contacted the Egyptian Government on the phone and in writing to protest the presence of antisemitic materials at the Cairo International Book Fair and to demand that it take immediate action to remove the materials.”

“I also instructed my staff to close the Embassy’s booth at the CIBF, and we will not reopen.” ... “I have also brought this matter to the attention of the Department of State.”


Samuels thanked the U.S. Chargé for his immediate action, adding, “We await similar reactions, following the American example” from the French, British and Egyptian authorities.”