News Releases 2013

"Urges authorities to declare state of emergency equipping lawenforcement to take necessary measures to outlaw a clear and present danger to all French citizens - Christian, Jewish and Muslim"

Paris, 23 January 2013

The Director for International Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre,Dr. Shimon Samuels, has raised an alarm at the threats made by MokhtarBelmokhtar, spokesman of the terrorist group that last week attacked theAlgerian gas installation at In Amenas.

Paris, 3 April 2013

In a letter to National Assembly Deputy and President of the Association of the Mayors of France (AMF) ,Jacques Pelissard, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, urged that "the AMF, representing 34,486 municipalities nationwide, mobilize local bodies - in major cities, towns, and villages - to contain the rapidly growing scourge of grassroots antisemitism that endangers France itself". Samuels stressed that "Mayors in France are active at both the municipal and the national legislative levels.