News Releases 2009

"Ensure that State Terrorism Not Be Granted Impunity"

Paris, 9 November 2009

In a letter to International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Dr Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, recalled their "2 July conversation, at the Paris International Diplomatic Academy, regarding the definition of the 1994 terrorist attack on the Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish Centre as a crime against humanity."

Calls on France to Protest His Assault on the Independence of French Judiciary

Paris, 24 November 2009

In a letter to French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Bernard Kouchner, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, expressed the Centre's concern "at the statement yesterday by Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, vindicating convicted terrorist 'Carlos' Ilich Ramirez Sanchez."

"You Are Confusing Freedom of Expression with Blood Libel"

Jerusalem, 1 November 2009

Donald Bostrom - the Swedish Aftonbladet reporter who accused the Israel Defence Forces of deliberately killing Palestinians to harvest their body organs - today addressed the Dimona International Conference on Communications.

"Condemn Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Its Rector for Campaign to Disestablish Jewish Self-Determination"

Paris, 26 October 2009

In a letter to Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, deplored "a new stage in Norwegian incitement to Jew-hatred, the outrageously anti-Israel bigotry of the Middle East seminar at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim."

Turkish Publishers Blame Centre for Ban on Antisemitic Texts

Frankfurt, 16 October 2009

In his annual Report to Frankfurt Book Fair Director, Jürgen Boos, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, noted that "this is the seventh year that the Simon Wiesenthal Centre monitors incitement to hate and violence on the display stands of the Frankfurt Book Fair – the largest literary gathering in the world.