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UNESCO Grants Academic Certificates to Incarcerated Terrorists: A Second Round

 Paris, 12 January 2021

Madam Director-General,

In the 28 years of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s NGO accreditation to UNESCO, it came as a shock to learn in February 2020, from the well-respected NGO Monitor, that the organization had granted academic certificates to terrorism “graduates” and their murderous “instructors.”

An Open Letter to Emmanuel Macron, President of France

By Shimon Samuels

Paris, 6 January 2021

Mr. President,

You recently called Islam “a religion in crisis.” You also shut down mosques allegedly frequented by extremists, as centres emanating a hate that encouraged a wave of violence and terrorism.

Your policy was met by anger and anti-French boycott demonstrations across the Muslim world, reminiscent of just such an eruption in response to the Charlie Hebdo Mohammed caricatures.

Paris, 28 December 2020

Mr. Prime Minister,

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre is an international Jewish human rights NGO. Founded in Los Angeles in 1977, the Centre has a constituency of over 400,000 members. It applies the lessons of the Holocaust to fight antisemitism and other contemporary forms of discrimination and hate. The Centre is accredited as an NGO at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Organization of American States (OAS), the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO) and the Council of Europe.

Our members around the world were deeply moved by your message to mark the centenary of the1920 San Remo Conference. The Jewish State was born in San Remo, “where the leading world powers of the time accepted the principle of a home for the Jews in the land of Israel.”

Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
29 November 2020

The Simon Wiesenthal Center for over a year has acted in support of a Spanish Jewish employee, tenured since 1996 and now a senior official of the European Commission.

29 Nov. 2020
The meeting room where an EU leaders’ summit will take place is seen especially adapted to keep
the social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak, at the European Council headquarters
in Brussels, Belgium, July 16, 2020 (photo Yves Herman / Reuters).

On August 26, it was announced that the employee would be fired on 1 September. She was left with the cancellation of her medical insurance amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
8 August 2020

At the end of July, we were on a family vacation in Havana. We had flown from Mexico with a boisterous group of young Danish Communists on their way to cut sugar cane in the Marxist paradise.

8 August 2020 blog
A headstone with a Star of David stands at the Jewish cemetery in Guanabacoa near Havana,
Cuba, in 2007 (photo Claudia Daut/Reuters).