News Releases 2015
Wiesenthal Centre to Luxembourg Prime Minister: “Strengthen Cactus Supermarkets by Dealing with BDS Squads as Serial Rioters Endangering Public Order.”
"Luxembourg banks would not accept such 'annoyance' at any price.
Income not worth the annoyance' can rapidly become, 'no income at all'."
02 September 2015
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.”
Paris, 7 January
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".
Samuels noted that "in 2005, we shared the same courtroom with Charlie Hebdo as your then editor, Philippe Val, as we were both charged with defamation by a French Palestinian solidarity organisation".
"By invidious comparison, Ward insults good name of United Kingdom and, thereby, British forces role in liberating Nazi concentration camps."
Paris 29, January 2015
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".
"Annul Shell's dealings with Allseas - a company which apparently celebrates Nazi crimes by glorifying a perpetrator". "It is interesting to note on the Shell portals' list of associated countries, the conspicuous absence of Israel".
Paris, 5 February 2015
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".