Editorials

Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Times of Israel
13 April 2021

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/extreme-left-far-right-and-european-jews/

In May 2004, I was invited to Warsaw by then Polish President, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, as one of 8 speakers on the theme “The Dangers of Joining the European Union.” My subject was “Antisemitism,” an Imam from the World Muslim Congress was to talk on “Islamophobia.”

I felt an exceptional enthusiasm in the thought of EU enlargement as a supranational identity, reflecting in part chapters of Jewish history.

Article by Marvin Hier And Abraham Cooper published in The Hill
7 April 2021
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/546564-hitlers-1936-olympics-antics-are-a-lesson-for-helping-chinas-uyghurs

“Freedom is not a gift from Heaven. It must be fought for every day,” said Austrian Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal. He knew from personal experience. By the end of World War II, the Nazis had murdered 89 members of his family. On May 5, 1945, Wiesenthal was too weak to greet U.S. soldiers who entered Mauthausen Concentration Camp, so he crawled from the barracks and collapsed into the arms of a GI. “I could not take my eyes off the American flag,” he recounted. “Each star was, for me, a symbol of freedom, of everything good that had been taken from us.”

An open letter by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
3 April 2021
https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/rejecting-ihra-antisemitism-definition-is-a-return-to-dark-past-opinion-664010

An open letter to the mayor of Strasbourg, France, which is the only city to reject IHRA antisemitism definition on “anti-Zionist” grounds.

3 April 2021
Flowers are placed near memorials where the gas chamber once stood, at the Natzweiler-Struthof
concentration camp in Natzweiler, France, in 2015. Photo Patrick Seeger/Reuters

Madame Mayor Jeanne Barseghian, in representing the Green Party (EELV), you must be sensitive to the environment. You would thus be aware of the Natzweiler-Struthof camp nearby, where in 1943, a gas chamber was built for 80 Jewish prisoners at the request of Strasbourg’s University Institute of Anatomy. Their skeletons were to be used to prove “Jewish racial inferiority.” This example of antisemitism should be sufficient evidence of historic environmental poisoning.

Published in The Times of Israel
3 April 2021
https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/open-letter-to-french-interior-minister-detention-and-arrest-leads-to-exoneration/

Mr. Gerard Darmanin, Interior Minister of France,

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre and its friends are aghast at the growing pandemic of stabbings, in the United States and France, globally spread on social media.

A copycat phenomenon, featured, only last week, from the Capitol in Washington DC and Central Park, New York... to the heavily Jewish Sarcelles suburb of Paris.

Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Times of Israel
16 February 2021
https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/franco-fascism-neo-nazism-still-dies-hard-in-spain-our-enemy-is-the-jew/

The Spanish Civil War has left scars until the present, splitting families and ideological movements from the extreme right to the far left.

Hitler and Mussolini’s troops and supply of arms brought Franco to power as a prelude to World War Two.