Editorials

Article by Dr Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
23 July 2022
https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-712866

The Palestinian leadership has constantly committed “identity theft” to validate their own historical narrative, as in the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

23 July 2022 1
The city of Durban in South Africa (photo Wikimedia Commons). 

As a 16-year-old member of a Zionist youth organization, we demonstrated against apartheid outside the South African London Embassy.

Our heroes were the Jewish anti-apartheid figures in the UK, Israel and South Africa. Almost all those charged in the 1963 Rivonia Trial were Jewish, namely Lionel Bernstein, Arthur Goldreich, Denis Goldberg, Harold Wolpe and others.

Article by Shimon Samuels and Ariel Gelblung published in The Jerusalem Post
19 June 2022
https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-709855

Approaching the 28th anniversary of the Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish Center bombing

19 June 2022 1
Shimon Samuels (right) and the late Alberto Nisman stand alongside the prosecutor’s 2015 diagram
of Iran’s terrorist network in South America (photo Simon Wiesenthal Center).

In June 2019, 73 tons of gold from Venezuela were sent to the Middle East. According to reports investigated by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, they may have included ingots of “Zahngold,” Jewish teeth fillings, torn from Holocaust corpses’ mouths while their bodies were moved from the gas chambers to the crematoria.

Article by Dr Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
8 June 2022
https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-708920

Peace cannot be bought. But incitement through hostile media keeps the Goebbels fire burning and sadly, the lies persist.

8 June 2022 1
Then-US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell attends a rally protesting anti-Israel bias
outside the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, in 2019 (photo Denis Balibouse/Reuters).

The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva holds the infamous Item 7 pertaining to Israel and the OPT – the so-called Occupied Palestinian Territories – at each session.

The following Item 8 applies to the rest of the world.

Article by Dr Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
23 May 2022
https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-707482

Dieudonné has mutated into a political polemicist and is bent on defaming, denying and deriding the Holocaust and Jews – for which he has been tried in court many times.

We recall how Dieudonné M’bala M’bala began his career as a comedian, together with his Jewish friend, Elie Semoun. After they split, Dieudonné turned antisemitic, expressing friendship towards the late Robert Faurisson, infamous Holocaust denier, and Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the extreme-right party National Front and who had commented “the gas chambers to kill Jews are a mere detail of history.” Jean-Marie is the father of Marine, runner-up in the latest French Presidential elections.

Antisemitism has always permeated Dieudonné’s artistic career. One of the most bizarre of his feature films, The Antisemite, sees his wife begging him to go to a psychologist to treat his Judeophobia, only to discover the psychologist is a Jew, as is his wife.

Article by Dr Shimon Samuels published in The Times of Israel
18 May 2022
https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/fiba-secretary-general-and-bilbao-mayor-in-wake-of-violence-against-israeli-fans/

In a letter to Andreas Zagklis, Secretary-General of FIBA (International Basketball Federation) and Juan Maria Aburto Rique, Mayor of Bilbao, Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, expressed outrage in regard to Sunday’s attack on Israeli basketball fans by a so-called ‘pro-Palestinian’ group in Bilbao, Spain. The victims included children with their parents on their way to the stadium. The Hapoel Holon fans had come to Bilbao for an international basketball match against German MHP RiesenLudwigsburg.

The letter stressed: “This is not the first time Israeli fans visiting Spain have been targeted!”