“Now the Minister should not only to disassociate herself but also insist that the CNCDH withdraw the prize definitively.”  

Paris, 10 December 2018

Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, congratulated French Justice Minister, Nicole Belloubet, for refusing to grant the French National Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) award following protests from our Centre and other genuine human rights colleagues.

“Now the Minister should show courage, not only to disassociate herself from mayhem, but to insist that the CNCDH withdraw the prize definitively,” stated Samuels.

“The award, if granted, will legitimize terror and boycott targetting Israel and the Jewish people,” concluded the Centre.