News Releases 2011

Paris 27 June

In a letter to Peter Hartman, Chairman and Tony Tyler, Director-General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, urged an enquiry into the ramifications of a Delta Airlines - Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAA) partnership for Christian and Jewish passengers.

"We Await Diab's Arrival in Paris as a Blow Against Global Terrorism and Antisemitism."

Paris, 6 June

Here follows a statement from Dr. Shimon Samuels, Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, based in Paris : 

"Ontario Supreme Court Justice, Robert Maranger, today committed Hassan Diab for extradition to France on grounds of responsability in the October 1980 Paris Copernic Synagogue bombing. 

"Keep Hate Out of Handball by Keeping the 2011 European Handball Championship Out Of Sweden"

"Neo-Nazis and Radical Islamists Call for 12 June Day of Rage at Sweden-Israel Match in Karlskrona - SWC Urges Corporate Sponsors Intervention and Maintains Travel Advisory"

Paris, 23 May

In a letter to the International Handball Federation (IHF) President, Dr. Hassan Moustafa, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, recalled how "your sister organization,the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in 2009, fined Malmo, Sweden and banned further Davis Cup heats in that city for a period of five years. This followed the municipality's ghettoization of a Sweden-Israel match in a locked and empty stadium.

"Remove Justice Minister for Endorsement of Genocide and Contempt for the Concept of Justice"

Paris, 17 May,

In a letter to Belgium Acting Prime Minister, Yves Leterme, Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, charged that "in the absence of a government, your caretaker cabinet is hardly taking care when your 'Justice' Minister, Stefan De Clerck, reportedly calls to amnesty World War II Belgium Nazi collaborators."

"Convene Immediate Emergency Council Session to End Ugandan Persecution of Homosexuals"

"Anti-Gay pogroms in both Uganda and Iran must be stopped now to prevent further spread throughout Africa and the Middle East".

Paris 12 May

In a letter to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanetham Pillay, Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, noted that "in September this year, ironically on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist atrocities,