News Releases 2009
Paris, 17 August 2009
In a letter to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, referred to "a draft resolution submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran, 'prohibiting armed attacks against nuclear installations', for consideration by the 150 nation IAEA General Conference, that will convene in Vienna on 14 September."
Samuels pointed out that "the same body, in September 1990, passed a resolution entitled, 'Prohibition of All Armed Attacks Against Nuclear Installations Devoted to Peaceful Purposes, Whether Under Construction or in Operation'."
Paris, 10 August 2009
In a congratulatory letter to newly elected European Parliament (EP) President, Jerzy Buzek, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, recalled the Centre's close cooperation with his predecessors.
Samuels noted his last communication with former EP President, Hans-Gert Pöttering in May, "just prior to the European Parliamentary elections, in regard to extremist candidates and their campaigns of incitement to racism and – more specifically – the targeting of Jews, Roma, Muslims or any other victimized minority."