• 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

Gercek Khayat (True Life magazine) celebrates the ‘conversion’ of Hagia Sophia Cathedral Museum into a Mosque – calls on Erdogan as ‘Caliph’ to establish Islamic rule beyond Turkish borders.” ... “A case of i.d. theft? First of a Christian Cathedral and, now, the Talmud!”

Paris, 8 August 2020

“After Hagia Sophia Church opened to worship as a mosque, discussion returned to the Caliphate, along a route from Mecca to Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and beyond. The shining landmark along the way is Istanbul, through the shrine of Hagia Sophia... The Philippines, Niger, Indonesia are the Land of the Caliphate, coordinating the world’s Muslims... Muslims are brothers!” claims Gercek Khayat, continuing: “They tried to make Fethullah Gulen the Caliph” [Gulen is Erdogan’s arch-enemy currently protected under asylum in the United States].

Paris, 5 August 2020 

“It was inevitable that the tragic ammonium nitrate blast in Beirut would set the stage for conspiracy theories, usually emanating from ‘fake news’ extremists or known hatemonger incitement,” stated Dr. Shimon Samuels, Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations.

It is worrying when it comes from a political commentator and broadcaster – in this case, British co-founder of Novara Media, whose content arguably fixates on the State of Israel.

Aaron Bastani – formerly Aaron Peters from his mother’s maiden name, changed to his paternal family surname from Iran, where his grandmother was, reportedly, Jewish.

“In over 20 trials for defamation, hate speech and endorsing terrorism, he has hardly paid fines or other penalties... Facebook and Instagram are 'better later than never', but now the Courts must enforce justice against the leading hatemonger of France.”

Paris, 4 August 2020 

“The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has monitored Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala for over twenty years, since his extreme-left anti-racist beginnings as stand-up comedian with his Jewish partner, Elie Semoun, to his running, in 2004, for European Parliament elections on the far-left Euro-Palestine ticket, to his heading the far-right Anti-Zionist Party in 2009… He failed in both... until his unique position today as a bridge between extreme-left and extreme-right and between Sunni and Shi’ah groups in Europe,” stated Dr. Shimon Samuels, the Centre’s Director for International Relations.

“Wiley Kat’s MBE Honour must be Stripped.”

Paris, 27 July 2020

This month, Richard Kylea Cowie Jr., known as Wiley Kat, called “British Godfather of Grime music,” posted messages describing Jews as “cowards and snakes"”, comparing them with the Ku Klux Klan.

After a police investigation, he was booted from his management company... Wiley responded: “If you work for a company owned by two Jewish men and you challenge the Jewish community in anyway, of course you will get fired.”

He also wrote that Jews should “hold some corn” – a slang expression meaning to be shot. He added: “Jewish community, you deserve it”.

“The Centre has joined the ‘Campaign Against Antisemitism,’ and a petition demanding that his prestigious Order of the British Empire (MBE) be withdrawn,’ stated the Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels.

“In November 2019, former Labour Chief Jeremy Corbyn thanked Wiley on Twitter for his electoral support...”

Today, with Wednesday (27-29 July) an online walkout, #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate, will name media sites failing to take measures against Wiley,” concluded Samuels.

Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
18 July 2020


Toulouse has two faces: one of Jihadist anti-Zionism, the other of Mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc, proudly twinned with Tel Aviv.

18 July 2020
Toulouse (photo Ari Bar-Oz).

The city of Toulouse, France, brings memories of the 2012 terrorist attack by Mohamed Merah on the Otzar HaTorah Jewish school that killed a rabbi, three children aged three, six and eight, and wounded a teenager.