• Exhibition Opening, 11 June 2014: “People, Book, Land”
    Exhibition Opening, 11 June 2014: “People, Book, Land”
  • Paris Town Hall Illumination to honour  victims of terror in Jerusalem
    Paris Town Hall Illumination to honour victims of terror in Jerusalem
  • Exhibition Opening Copenhagen
    Exhibition Opening Copenhagen
  • Dr. Shimon Samuels meeting Pope Francis
    Dr. Shimon Samuels meeting Pope Francis
  • Inauguration Place Simon & Cyla Wiesenthal
    Inauguration Place Simon & Cyla Wiesenthal

News Releases 2020

“Firm steps from the Elysée Palace are required against all forms of antisemitism including its camouflage as anti-Zionism, terrorism, Holocaust denial and BDS...”

Paris, 28 August 2020

In a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron, the Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, presented a panoply of Jew-hatred across France in only the last week.

28 August 2020
Samuels with President Macron.

“In the aftermath of the United Arab Emirates normalization with Israel – and the apparent shelving of ‘annexation’ talk –, this conference created a virtual annexation in practice.”

“Among Israeli participants in CEIRPP gatherings over the years, many may be considered ‘unwittingly suicidal lemmings or self-hate material for psychiatric research'.”

Paris, 27 August 2020

The “Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People” (CEIRPP) was established in 1975 with an agenda list that included “self-determination, sovereignty, return to homes from which displaced, etc.” This was endorsed by the UN General Assembly through its “UN Division for Palestinian Rights” (UNISPAL), a unique UN financed body granted only to the Palestinian cause.

Paris, 23 August 2020 

In a letter to Elie Rosen, President of the Jewish Community of Graz, Austria, Dr. Shimon Samuels, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, expressed “horror at the physical attack against him outside the Graz synagogue,” adding, “we are gratified that you escaped harm.”

The Centre noted: “You carry a great responsibility for the phoenix character of rebirth of the Graz synagogue, burned down in the Kristallnacht Reichspogrom of 1938.”

Samuels found “troubling the recidivist assaults on the synagogue, first the outer wall smeared with Palestinian activist slogans, next the smashing of windows, followed by this attack against you.”

The letter continued, “We have noted your comment that ‘all these acts of vandalism are not Nazi (Volk) antisemitism, but come from leftist extremist antisemites’.”

“You have received expressions of support from political leaders across all parties in Austria. They must also take action to prevent recurrence, by timely identification, indictment and punishment of the perpetrators,” stressed Samuels.

“The Simon Wiesenthal Centre stands in solidarity with you and your community,” concluded the Centre.

Argentines Awake to the World Jewish Dictatorship... The Jews are the virus... Put on the mask, don't think, don't complain!”

Buenos Aires and Paris, 23 August 2020 

In the Argentine city of Neuquén, Patagonia, posters are appearing that call for the nation to arise against sanitary measures ordered by the federal authorities to control the pandemic.

The message is a conspiracy theory claiming that COVID-19 does not exist, and that all precautions are generated by the Jews, to install a world Jewish dictatorship, freedom of expression and to sell a vaccine against a non-existent disease.

“Oradour burns the lips: German Waffen SS massacred 462 women and children, burnt alive in a church, crucified a 7-month old baby... 180 men were shot in the legs, doused in petrol and set on fire...”

Paris, 23 August 2020 

In a letter of condolences and solidarity to Oradour-sur-Glane Mayor, Philippe Lacroix, Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, shared with today’s citizens “the pain of the revisionist denial and desecration of the memorial village and museum.”