Editorials

Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
20 September 2015

https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Saeb-Erekat-Between-policy-and-fantasy-416630

Mutual loathing is equally served by competitive squabbles for brownie points in raising the bar of anti-Israeli discourse and violence.

20 Sept. 2015
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat (left) waits for a foreign visitor at the Palestinian
presidential offices in Ramallah last year (photo Reuters).

Last week, the Palestinian National Council (PNC) was due to meet after a very long hiatus. Once again, it has been postponed indefinitely.

Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jewish Journal
9 July 2015
https://jewishjournal.com/commentary/opinion/175785/#.VZ8L4pnabZo.email

9 July 2015
The Kotel (photo Wikipedia).

The 39th UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC) has just ended its ten day annual meeting, this year in Bonn, Germany. Once again,the Wiesenthal Centre was the only accredited Jewish NGO.

Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Times of Israel
5 June 2015
https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/when-bds-infiltrates-government-policy-international-and-inter-governmental-organizations-may-become-points-of-leverage/

In 1991, upon independence from the crumbling Soviet Union, the Latvian post office issued a set of postage stamps in honour of its previous 1940’s ‘independent’ Air Force, each plane decked with the swastika. It was our appeal to the Universal Postal Union that led to their withdrawal.

In similar situations, the Charter or mission statements of the World Trade Organization (WTO),the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO),UNESCO, the Council of Europe (CoE), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and others of the global alphabet soup have proven useful benchmarks in naming, blaming and shaming their states-parties, whether for antisemitism or, increasingly, boycott.

Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Algemeiner
29 May 2015
https://www.algemeiner.com/2015/05/29/fifa-federation-international-for-football-antisemitism-or-football-international-felony-association/

29 May 2015 1
The SWC presented a counter-protest to a pro-Palestinian
demonstration outside the FIFA Congress Hall in Zurich
(photo Shimon Samuels).


Facing a pro-Palestinian demonstration of some 150 outside the FIFA Congress Hall in Zurich, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre was the only Jewish organization to present a counter-protest.

Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
11 May 2015
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Will-anti-Semitic-literature-at-Arab-book-fairs-aid-recruitment-to-terrorism-402755

Arab book fairs give us a unique insight into the obsessive-compulsive nature of anti-Semitism.

This is particularly the case for the Saudi and Gulf State fairs of the past weeks, as these governments find themselves in a tactical “engagement” with Israel against the common threats from Iranian nuclear designs, Tehran-sponsored Shi’ite mayhem, and Sunni radicals.