Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
16 November 2015


Anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, anti-Israelism in Europe only serve the mutual enemies of both Israel and Europe.

16 Nov. 2015
A woman holds a candle as she pays her respect at one of the attack sites in Paris,
November 15, 2015 (photo Reuters).

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


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

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

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

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.