• Together Against War in Ukraine
    Together Against War in Ukraine
  • French Festival of Jewish Films - cosponsored by Verbe et Lumière-Vigilance
    French Festival of Jewish Films - cosponsored by Verbe et Lumière-Vigilance
  • 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 2022

Paris, 15 September 2022

“French Supreme Court Dismisses all Charges of Defamation Against Senior Simon Wiesenthal Centre Official.”

In a landmark case, France’s Supreme Court exonerated the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, of charges of “conspiracy to defame” brought by the Committee for Welfare and Aid to the Palestinians (Comité de bienfaisance et de secours aux Palestiniens, CBSP).

This judgment ended a five-year series of lawsuits in French Courts suing Dr Samuels for writing “[through the] CBSP, a French organization that funds terrorism and which was banned in the United States.’’ The umbrella Union of the Islam Organisations in France (Union des organisations islamiques de France, UOIF) raises funds for the families of Hamas suicide terrorists, a campaign masked under the slogan “For just 50 euros, you can sponsor an orphan in Palestine.”

Article by Dr Shimon Samuels published in The Times of Israel
12 September 2022

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/three-dramatic-transitions-in-the-uk-a-jewish-israel-dimension/

Born and bred in the United Kingdom and as Director for International Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, I feel concerned about the Jewish/Israel dimension of the three dramatic transitions that have occurred over the past three days:

1) Great Britain has a new Prime Minister;
2) The Loss of our Queen, whose 1953 Coronation we watched from an in-law’s window along the London route;
3) The United Kingdom has a new King.

Paris, 10 September 2022

Born and bred in the United Kingdom and as Director for International Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, I feel concerned about the Jewish/Israel dimension of the three dramatic transitions that have occurred over the past three days:

1) Great Britain has a new Prime Minister;
2) The Loss of our Queen, whose 1953 Coronation we watched from an in-law’s window along the London route;
3) The United Kingdom has a new King.

Paris, 2 September 2022

Mr. Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin,

You will recall our conversation at the CRIF dinner, where we congratulated you for your action in closing those mosques used by extremist Imams to spew antisemitism and tarnish the values of the Republic.

Now, backed by the final decision of the Council of State, you have decided to expel a master of hate, Imam Hassan Iquioussen.

Never was So-Needed the Presence of Our Christian Zionist Friends

Speech by Shimon Samuels

Basel, 28 August 2022

Thank you for this invitation from the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ). On behalf of the 400,000 members of the Wiesenthal Centre worldwide, I bring you greetings as we are here to extol the wisdom of Theodor Herzl.

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As a journalist in Paris, covering the Jew-hatred of the Dreyfus case, he was led to believe that the Jews will only be safe when returning to Zion, the Land of Israel.