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News Releases 2023

Paris, 29 March 2023

“Two Pakistanis, aged 27 and 29, were arrested last night in Athens, following investigative cooperation between Israeli Mossad and Greek security forces,” stated Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels.

“According to sources, the two men were part of a terror network connected to Iran. They had already planned and were ready to carry out a murderous attack on Jews in Athens through the Passover.”

We recall some of the past attacks on Jews by Pakistani terrorists:

Paris, 24 March 2023

Dr Shimon Samuels, the Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, recalled his conversation with French Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, regarding her father’s Jewish family and her plan to fight antisemitism and all forms of hate.

Dear Madam,

We call on you to take measures against the so-called “Freeze Corleone”, whose appearance at last week’s rap festival in Rennes was applauded by thousands of young spectators.

Paris, 21 March 2023

The 20th Anniversary Conference of the BNVCA (French National Bureau of Vigilance Against Antisemitism) at the National Assembly saw the Chief Rabbi of France, several political representatives, philosophers, experts and journalists discuss the evolution of antisemitism in France.

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Shimon Samuels (right) speaking on panel with philosopher Shmuel Trigano (left). Photo Alain Azria

Paris, 21 March 2023

The case of four Arabic-speaking journalists audited and sanctioned by France24 and its umbrella company France Médias Monde is provoking ripples throughout French media.

The newspaper of record, Le Monde, reported that “The French international channel had been berated by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, alerted by a CAMERA investigation report...”

Paris, 17 March 2023

Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, commended the response by the management of France24 and France Médias Monde, following CAMERA’s report and the Wiesenthal Centre’s action addressed to the broadcasting company last week. In view of their antisemitism on social media, one journalist was fired while three others were warned with a call to order.

See full press release by France24: