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News Releases 2023

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:
https://www.france24.com/fr/communiqu%C3%A9-de-presse/20230315-conclusion-de-l-audit-interne-%C3%A0-france-24-apr%C3%A8s-la-mise-en-cause-de-quatre-journalistes-arabophones

Paris, 14 March 2023

Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, participated in a meeting, organized by the Anglo-American Press Association in Paris, with Gen. (ret.) Jean-Paul Paloméros, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.

14 March 2023
Samuels with Gen. Paloméros

Paris, 13 March 2023

The Wiesenthal Centre’s 7 March protest to France24 “Wiesenthal Centre Open Letter to France24: ‘Shocked at Antisemitism of Arabic Channel Correspondents’” revealed the content of a report by CAMERA on outrageous declarations by several journalists, especially on social media.
See: https://www.wiesenthal.com/about/news/shocked-at-antisemitism-of.html

Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, had reminded the channel’s Director that “it is the news broadcasting company’s responsibility to vet its collaborators’ reports – as well as their social media footprint – to avoid being associated with blatant outbursts of Jew hatred, calling for violence, glorification of Nazism or of terrorism...”

Paris-Groningen, 13 March 2023

In an open letter to Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, the European office of the Wiesenthal Centre urged the competent Dutch authorities to ban the upcoming “Israel Apartheid Week” at the University of Groningen (see poster below) and apparently on other campuses, organized by the infamous BDS Campaign (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, targeting exclusively Israel and the Jews).

13 March 2023

Paris, 7 March 2023

In an open letter to France24 Director, Vanessa Burggraf, Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, highlighted a report by CAMERA Arabic on France24 Middle East correspondents.
See: https://www.camera.org/article/the-antisemitic-social-media-divas-of-france24-arabic/

After having repeatedly documented the biased terminology used by several of these correspondents in covering Israeli-Arab relations, the report investigated their social media footprint over the past decade, revealing cases of open admiration for Hitler, banalization of the Holocaust, glorification of terrorists and justification of violence against Jews... Some quotes: