News Releases 2011

"Investigate Terrorist Hijacker's Stockholm Lecture Tour"

"Tantamount to Inviting the Late Osama bin Laden to Celebrate His Freedom of Expression"

Paris, 6 May,

In a letter to the Swedish Justice Minister, Beatrice Ask, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, and its Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper, protested "the hosting in Stockholm of notorious Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine airplane hijacker, Leila Khaled, for a 30 April - 4 May lecture tour."

"Issue a Yom Hashoah Declaration to Reinstate Holocaust Restitution"

Paris, 29 April,

In a letter to Polish President, Bronislaw Komorowski, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, called for a Yom Hashoah Presidential declaration "to reinstate Poland's plan to compensate elderly Holocaust survivors for their property - nationalised by the Communists following World War II."

"Mobilize Authorities to Prosecute 'Ordinary' Purveyors of Jihadist Hate in German 
Schools"

Paris, 13 April,

In a letter to Federal Chancellory Minister of State for Culture and Media, Bernd Neuman, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, deplored "a most disturbing video clip"

"Cut EU Funding from Universities Hosting 'Israeli Anti-Apartheid Week'"

Paris, 4 April,

In a letter to European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Baroness Catherine Ashton of Upholland, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels,noted receipt of "a Press Invitation from the 'Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) on Palestinian Refugees of 1948', affiliated to the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands."

"Egypt Air's Deletion of Israel from Online Route Map Violates Delicate 
Fabric of Airline Stability."

Paris, 28 March 2011

In a letter to the International Civil Aviation 
Organisation (ICAO) President Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed its members grave concern at Egypt Air's deletion of Tel Aviv from its online flight map <www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4046460,00.html>