News Releases 2015

Assaults on Jews have collateral and strategic consequences – they damage the delicate fabric of democracy itself.”
“Convoke a European Union-wide conference to combat antisemitism on every front.”

Paris, 16 February 2015

In a letter to European Council President, Donald Tusk, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr.Shimon Samuels, claimed that, “Saturday’s attacks in Copenhagen set a mimetic pattern following last month’s atrocities in Paris, with a triple target formula: - Freedom of expression activists - Police - Jewish institutions.”

In a letter to Royal Dutch Shell CEO, Ben van Beurdon, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels,

noted that "Shell has contracted from the Swiss-based offshore pipeline installation and subsea construction company, Allseas Group, 

their crane-ship Pieter Schelte, to service Brent oil platforms on the British continental shelf".

 

Samuels expressed indignation that "this vessel, described as "the largest ship in the world", is named for the father of Allseas' owner, 

who was a convicted Nazi war criminal".

In a letter to the editorial team of Charlie Hebdo, Wiesenthal Centre French President, Richard Odier and Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed "horror at today's atrocity, our sympathy to the families of its victims and prayers for the wounded"

"By invidious comparison, Ward insults good name of United Kingdom

and, thereby, British forces role in liberating Nazi concentration camps."

 

In a letter to British Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, Nicholas Clegg,the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels vigorously protested "the scurrilous desecration of the Holocaust by David Ward, your party's Member of Parliament for Bradford".

"Luxembourg banks would not accept such 'annoyance' at any price. Income not worth the annoyance' can rapidly become, 'no income at all'."

In a letter to Luxembourg Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed “our Luxembourg members' concern at the submission by Cactus Supermarkets to violence and threats of the so-called pro-Palestinian B.D.S. (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) anti-Israel lobby in your country.”