News Releases 2023

Paris, 8 January 2023

In a letter  to Mikkel Bogh, Director of the National Gallery of Denmark, Dr Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations of the Wiesenthal Centre, expressed shock by a text under the painting “The Holy Women at the Sepulchre.”

8 January 2023

In 1965, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council which, under his successor Pope Paul VI, produced Nostra Aetate, i.e. the Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Christian and non-Christian Religions, which made a dramatic turn in seeing Judaism as the “Father Religion.”

Paris, 8 January 2023

Four days ago, the Wiesenthal Centre had alerted the French Interior Minister of a conference, to be held in Avignon today 8 January, hosting three known radical Islam preachers.
See: https://www.wiesenthal.com/about/news/wiesenthal-centre-to-french-33.html

Finally, as had happened in November last year, also this event has been cancelled.

8 January 2023 Avignon

Paris, 4 January 2023

In a letter to French Interior Minister, Gerald Darmanin, Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, expressed shock at the news that “Avignon will host, next Sunday 8 January, a conference with three known radical Islam preachers.”

In a year filled with antisemitic rhetoric and attacks, the Simon Wiesenthal Center ranked their ten most prominent antisemitic incidents of 2022.

Article by The Jerusalem Post staff
https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-726211
30 December 2022

The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) released its list of the top ten worst antisemitic incidents of 2022 on Thursday, in which the Jewish human rights organization described it as “a tremendous increase of Jew-hatred that infected mainstream culture, academics, and media across the world.”

SWC Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action Rabbi Abraham Cooper stated that “politicians offer words of solace to Jewish victims but failed to take effective measures to curb the attacks, while UN diplomats, cultural and academic elite often legitimize hatred of the Jewish state.”

So who made the cut?